Join Detour Guide Laura Grimm on Thursday 25 August at 7pm for a free Thursday Night Detour through the exhibition MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. Become an architect for the night and build your own sculptural scale models from disco balls, tea towels and screwdrivers.
A “self-organising artist” is how Detour Guide Laura Grimm describes herself. She likes creating sculptures and working with textiles. Her studio, the autumn and changing into her pyjamas when she gets home are a few of her favourite things.
“A Detour is more than looking, listening and reading. It is a moment when I can connect people to something or someone, teaching them to see more and gain more insight together.”
MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio
MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio explores the archive of leading architecture office MVRDV. The exhibition is designed as a living and active work environment that showcases the MVRDV office as a place where ideas and projects move fluidly back and forth, between present, past and future.
This multimedia exhibition, located on the institute's sixth floor, overlooks one of MVRDV's much-discussed recent designs – the new Depot Boijman Van Beuningen. Based on three recurring themes – green, human, and dream – the exhibition highlights more than 400 projects from the studio's ever-growing archive. In addition, Het Nieuwe Instituut offers insights into the firm's working methods with drawings, sketches, models and other archive materials.
Thursday Night Detour
Every Thursday night a Detour Guide takes you on a free Detour through one of the exhibitions on display at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Discover design, digital culture and architecture from the perspective of your guide. Every Detour is different: you might end up working on a joint choreography or designing a space for insects.