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During the exhibition PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-made Futureseveral activities took place at Het Nieuwe Instituut in the context of this exhibition.



The exhibition started with the kick-off event 'Hello PLASTIC'An evening about the historical origin and cultural significance of plastic, and an inspiring glimpse into the future.

Forming Plastic Futures


What future do we want for the 3D printing industry? And who will be the key actors in this relatively new field? What will 3D printing mean for the use and application of plastic as a material?

Material Night: Plastic Ethic


During Material Night: Plastic Ethicresearchers and designers  gathered to discuss design processes related to plastic. How do designers use this material to make objects that matter? What is their position in the growing industry of 3D printing? 


The education programme raised the question: what is the future of plastic?