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London Design Biennale 2023 goes Dutch

May 30, 2022

Led by its General and Artistic Director, Aric Chen, Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to explore the biennale’s format of national and territorial pavilions by ‘Remapping Collaborations,’ a theme which will be further developed on the journey to June 2023. Participants from across the globe will be invited to imagine and enact new forms of international cooperation and participation—including with each other—through the medium of design.

At a time of growing global complexity, countries, territories and cities are invited to interpret and examine the topic in their own way. However, Het Nieuwe Instituut will be launching a process that participants can also use to help define, form and create these collaborations. This process was revealed during the London Design Biennale Summit on 25 May 2022 in London at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Aric Chen, General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, said: “The era of globalisation as we’ve known it is transforming into a new condition that we can’t yet define. What we know for sure, however, is that in confronting our ever-growing planetary challenges, working together is more critical than ever—and we hope this biennale can act as a testing ground for examining new possibilities for doing so.”

About London Design Biennale

Established in 2016 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE, London Design Biennale promotes international collaboration and the global role of design. The 2021 Biennale welcomed the world’s most exciting and ambitious designers, innovators and cultural bodies to the capital. The fourth edition of London Design Biennale will take place from 1 to 25 June 2023, curated by Het Nieuwe Instituut—the Dutch national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, participants from across the globe will be invited to imagine and enact new forms of international cooperation and participation—including with each other—through the medium of design.

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About Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut is the Dutch national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture, based in Rotterdam. Through its exhibitions, public programs, research and wide-reaching national and international initiatives, the institute engages thinkers, designers, makers and diverse audiences to critically reflect on the urgent issues confronting the past, present and future. In addition to housing the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, the institute also operates the 1933 Sonneveld House as part of its campus in Rotterdam’s Museumpark.

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