International Clinic: East Asia


15.00 - 18.30

Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 30015 CB, Rotterdam

Photo: CHAxART

Join the International Clinic to gain a deeper understanding of the creative landscape of East Asia (China, South Korea, Japan). Network with designers and funders, plus explore the role of design in addressing global challenges.

Learn, connect and exchange

This iteration of International Clinic offers the opportunity to learn, connect and exchange with prolific creative East Asian platforms and collectives in The Netherlands through presentations, conversations, and break-out sessions, in order to deepen the understanding of the East Asian creative landscape and to network with funders and fellow designers.

This event will be followed by a network drink at Nieuwe Instituut, and coincides with their Free Thursday Night, which allows guests to visit the exhibitions for free and join a Thursday Night Detour.


  • 15:00 hrs -  Doors open

  • 15:30 hrs - Word of welcome by Francien van Westrenen (Head of Agency, Nieuwe Instituut)

  • 15:40 hrs - Presentations by East Asian platforms and collectives in the Netherlands: Fin Zhao (Co-founder, CHAxART), Emiko Chujo (Director, Mono Japan), Kurina Sohn and Soyoun Kim (Co-initiators, NeeNee Collective), and Belle Phromchanya and Darunee Terdtoontaveedej (Co-founders, Non Native Native)

  • 16:20 hrs - Conversation with CHAxART, Mono Japan, NeeNee Collective, and Non Native Native, moderated by Jori Snels (PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam)

  • 16:45 hrs - Break-out session with Ian Yang (Advisor China, Japan and South Korea, DutchCulture) and Monique Knapen (Coordinator China, CreativeNL/Business of Design Week Hong Kong)

  • 17:30 hrs - Network drinks

  • 18:30 hrs - End of programme

International Clinic

Nieuwe Instituut’s international clinics, organized in collaboration with DutchCulture, the Creative Industry Fund NL and the Dutch diplomatic network, provide a space for Netherlands-based designers and creatives to learn about opportunities for international collaboration and exchange whilst hearing from practitioners in the field. For more information about our International Clinics, please contact: Marie-Anne Souloumiac.


Language: English | RSVP (Free)