Join our book launch, BLUE: The Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions, at Het Nieuwe Instituut on March 16, 2023

On Thursday evening, March 16, 2023, we launch BLUE at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Focusing on two United Nations (UN) missions in Mali and Liberia, the book BLUE charts and reveals spacial realities produced by the UN in mission areas from the beginning to the drawdown of a mission. It traces the complex processes and mechanisms behind the footprint and operations of missions, and it questions the international, financial, spacial and cultural structures society puts in place to support communities across the world in times of crisis.

Malkit Shoshan talks about her book BLUE, followed by a conversation with Lilet Breddels and Arjen Oosterman from the magazine Volume. This book launch hopes to empower young designers as BLUE demonstrates how to engage with design activism effectively, develop policy change and influence systemic change.


  • 19.00hr: Walk-in
  • 19.30hr: Presentation by Malkit Shoshan
  • 20.10hr: Q&A with Malkit Shoshan, Lilet Breddels and Arjen Oosterman
  • 21.00hr: End of event


Link: Het Nieuwe Instituut, BLUE