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Made by Us

The New Institute, the Netherlands’ new national institute for the creative industry, invited The Mobile City to help it develop an ongoing dialogue around the concept of smart cities between Chinese and Dutch architects, media makers and designers.

Made By Us is an exhibition and research project initiated by Het Nieuwe Instituut in cooperation with The Mobile City.

Het Nieuwe Instituut was founded on the 1st of January 2013 and is the result of a merger process with the Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi) the design institute Premsela and Virtueel Platform, the institute for digital & electronic arts & culture stimulating innovation in the arts. All Het Nieuwe Instituut’s activities are grounded in the principles of design and innovation – two concepts bound up with changing value systems. Het Nieuwe Instituut organises exhibitions, lectures and fellowships, carries out research and development projects, and publishes out- comes within three multiyear programmes, Landscape and Interior, Things and Materials, and annual themes (2014 WOI, 2015 World’s Fairs).

The Mobile City is an independent research group founded by Martijn de Waal and Michiel de Lange. The Mobile City investigates the influence of digital media technologies on urban life, and the implications for urban design. We like to collaborate with institutions, organizations and individuals from various disciplines who share our interest in these issues.

Participating Artists:

Mark van der Net 

Niki Smit / Monobanda

Sander Veenhof


Exhibition design:

Lu Liang, Lars Fischer


Graphic design:

Lu Liang


Made By Us is financially supported by the  Creative Industries Fund NL