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burn out

Het Nieuwe Instituut Research Programme

Boats on the Shore. From: Silences, Oppressions and Omissions by Natalie Dixon. Photo: Maria Julia Serra


In 2018 Het Nieuwe Instituut embarked on a new programme around the theme of burnout. The initiative addresses the exhaustion of a growing number of human and other bodies, as a symptom of the presence of exploitative structure within society, throughout institutional, political and biological ecologies.

Het Nieuwe Instituut's annual Call for Fellows was organised around this theme and curated with Ramon Amaro (HNI Fellow 2017). The three selected proposals are Welfare Capitalism and the Female Working Body by Elisa GiulianoHow to Read a Story about Burn-Out by Natalie Dixon and The Bodega (aka the avondwinkel) as a site for Archival Practices by Malique Mohamud.