Fellowship program & Finders Keepers
Marina Otero Verzier (Head of R&D) about the fellowship program of Het Nieuwe Instituut as well as fellows Christopher Lee (Immutable: A Mineral History of Currency and Typography, 2017) and Füsun Türetken (Alchemic Dialogue, 2016) about their projects.
Also: Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven, the editors of the design and crafts magazine MacGuffin and the curators of the exhibition Finders Keepers.
Hosted by Michiel van Iersel and Arif Kornweitz. Live from the opening of the season at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
We are surrounded by objects. We design them, make them, buy them, use them and then forget about them or resell them. And a remarkable number of people also seem to collect them: knives, carpet beaters, roofing tiles, pencils, even staircases. As the curators of the exhibition Finders Keepers, the editors of the design and crafts magazine MacGuffin reveal the universe of the collector, bringing together objects from dozens of collections and exploring the collectors’ strategies, the aesthetic pleasure of collecting and the hidden life of things.