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In FamilieFest: Collection of Us you can discover, in all sorts of playful ways, how we can collect, how we ourselves are collections, and how we can take care of those collections.

Help us design letters that will become part of our archive, or contribute to our very own FamilieFest: Collection of Us zine, build your own archive, and more!

Be surprised by unexpected and practical collaborations with researchers, designers and artists from the research project Collecting Otherwise

This event will be open to both Dutch and English speakers.


What make you, you in a loom?

with Tabea Nixdorff and Esmée Dros

Who are you and what exactly makes you, you? How would you describe your family? Who do you look up to? Discover the ways in which a person is who they are in What make you, you in a loom?


with Carolina Pinto

Write, scribble, cut and paste, and help us create stories about collecting. Transform your designs into pages that at the end of the day will be bundled together to form our very own CollectiZine.


with Delany Boutkan and Wietske Flederus

Step into the shoes of an archivist, a caregiver of the past. What do you think should be kept in an archive? How do you take care of a memory? What is the best way to save a feeling? Discover how to build an archive of your own and how to give it care in Timekeeper.

Asterisk Tree

with Setareh Noorani and Erik Peters

Imagine you had to describe an image of the past: what do you see? What catches your eye? How would you describe this to someone? During Asterisk Tree you can help us come up with descriptions for images from the archive. Are you able to come up with the perfect one?

Letter Type

with Esther de Vries and Janna Meeus

What if you could design your own alphabet? What would the letter A look like if you could design it? And the letter Q? Or the letter F? In this workshop your design will literally and figuratively become the basis for a font that will become a part of our alphabet archive.

Have you eaten yet?

with Pia Canales

Draw and colour on table cloths at FamilieFest! Take a seat at the table for a little treat, and share your favourite stories or moments you have had at the dinner table with your family or friends at school. Bring your memories about food to life. 


BSO groups can join FamilieFest for free. Send us an e-mail to sign up.

11:00 – 17:00
English and Dutch

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


BSO group/RotterdampasFree

Maureen Mooren & Rudy Guedj
Rudy Guedj
Jan Bijster
Tony Santos
Concrete Blossom
Eric Roelen & Rudy Guedj

In compiling the education programme, we draw on the rich range of knowledge and information arising from the various research programmes, exhibition projects and related activities of the institute.