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Have we metpromotes new ways of understanding the earth as a shared space for plants, microbes, humans, and other animals. The view that earth exists solely for human exploitation must be radically rethought in order to confront the environmental crises the planet faces today. Nature cannot be seen as a pristine wilderness in which humans do not participate, and which can only be known from the outside. Have we met? therefore explores what attitudes, organisational tools and technologies are necessary to recalibrate the relationship between humans and non-humans. 

Workshops and conference

Workshops and an interdisciplinary closing conference are organised in collaboration with cheFare, a Milan-based agency for cultural transformation.

20 September 2022
Workshop 'Working on Common Ground' #1 (on rural territory)
18 October 2022
Workshop 'Working on Common Ground' #2 (on urban areas)
29 November 2022
Closing conference


Each Detour Guide brings their unique perspective as a dancer, teacher or designer to these hour-long tours one Sunday every month. In collaboration with Triennale Milano, Het Nieuwe Instituut expands its Detour programme with local Milanese makers trained by the Dutch team.

The exhibition is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

The programme is supported by the Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy

Have we met? humans and hon-humans on common ground was made possible thanks to the generous support of: