We’re thrilled to announce that Volume magazine is now a collaboration between Archis Foundation and Nieuwe Instituut!

The collaboration with Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture, reflects a broader conviction that the complex issues facing society today can only be addressed through joint efforts. Substantial impact on society can be achieved by international cross-fertilisation between fields and sectors, linking expertise and tackling complex issues together.

Starting with the print and digital editions of VOLUME #63: The Not-so-Easy Guide to Interior Design and VOLUME #64: World Tour 2023 in December 2023, the publication will act as a cross-pollinator between its in-depth editorial content and the research and programmes of the Nieuwe Instituut, while maintaining its editorial independence.

Although this is a new collaboration, the two organisations have a shared history. The Netherlands has a tradition of strong, coherent policies on architecture, urbanism and planning, with incentive schemes that created a multi-layered network of institutions, institutes and design practices. In this context, the former magazine Archis (the predecessor of Volume and the journal for architecture, the city and visual culture dating back to 1929) functioned as an independent department of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi),  which in turn was the predecessor of Nieuwe Instituut. Now, almost 20 years later, the two organisations are reunited through this partnership.

Each partner will use its own tools, from presenting and collecting to editing and publishing, to share knowledge and stimulate discussion. Together, they will organise a series of lectures and debates in various venues in Amsterdam and other cities, and work together on research projects.

Celebrate the news with us at Nieuwe Instituut during the opening of the exhibitions Designing the Netherlands. 100 Years of Past & Present Futures and 100 Years of Maison d’Artiste on December 8th.

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