After two months of forced closure, public life is slowly restarting. While Het Nieuwe Instituut has developed alternative formats and remained open online, it's now possible to open physically again on 1 June – and so develop more hybrid programming in the near future. Our perspective will continue to be nurtured by the need for different voices, both socially and ecologically. It is our assignment, and we also feel it is a necessity, to supply inspiration and perspectives while providing creative commissions for designers, theorists and makers. After all, since its foundation the institute has linked the role and importance of design to precisely those social issues, which are once again proving their urgency.
In this week's Sunday Scroll performer, writer and artist Bas van der Kruk eplores the design of identity. Broadcast on 31 May.
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Commissioning in the time of Covid-19
Every week, we invite a different designer to create our web magazine cover in response to the question: What’s occupying you now? Take a look at the covers that have been made so far. This week the cover is designed by The Rodina.