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In Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night programme thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad discuss urgent issues, innovative research and critical reflection related to architecture, design and digital culture. Visit the museum and grab a bite to eat with the speakers and guests. With varied pop-in expos and diverse partner programmes. Do you want to stay up to date? Sign in for the weekly Thursday Night Live! newsletter!

2020
23
Jan
23/01/2020 – 23/02/2020
 

Sacred Beings is a themed programme exploring contemporary non-Western queer culture, curated by IFFR’s first Young Curator. Darunee Terdtoontaveedej. At the heart of this multidisciplinary programme is an installation that brings together the documentary photography by New Zealand-based academic Sharyn Davies, the portraits shot by Thai photographer Watsamon Tri-yasakda and a short film by Thai artist and filmmaker Sarnt Utamachote.

2020
30
Jan
19:30 – 21:00
 

The evening with Stefanie Hessler and Armin Linke will mark the launch of a new publication Prospecting Ocean, unmasking the entanglement of industry, politics, culture and economics at the frontier of ocean excavation.

2020
30
Jan
20:00 – 22:00
 

The Emperor's clothes. Say yes to the dress. Or a Rotterdam 'Pakkie Deftig'. An evening full of fabrics made from plants, clay or enhanced with technology, smart slow fashion and colourful catwalks. 

 

2020
06
Feb

The theme of the Thursday Night Live! programme on 6 February is ‘disruption as a methodology’. Cultural institutions are once again drafting their annual culture plans and subsidies are being awarded. By working together, Concrete Blossom and Het Nieuwe Instituut are developing a blueprint for inclusivity. To achieve this, Concrete Blossom employs disruption. But what exactly does this mean, in particular in an institutional context?

 

2020
13
Feb

Social geographer Leo van den Berg and architect Madeleine Steigenga discuss the 'everyday heritage of reconstruction' with the audience, moderated by Dirk van den Heuvel. They reflect on the multifaceted architecture of the first two decades after World War II, the current conditions of dwellings from that period, and their future resilience in a changing streetscape. Finally, they ask what possible lessons contemporary housing projects can learn from the example of the many Irenestraten in the Netherlands. 

2020
13
Feb

Build, build, build is the much-heard mantra to meet the urgent demand for housing in the Netherlands. But as the number of small households and constructions costs continue to rise, the question is: what will we build in the coming years? Does compact housing offer a solution?

2020
20
Feb
20:00 – 22:00
 

Worlds in which the impossible becomes possible. Worlds where you can feel and experience what is not there. What does it mean to be human in virtual reality? From narrative experiments to virtual documentaries, how do these VR productions come about? 

2020
27
Feb

40 years ago in 1980, the American architect and historian Dolores Hayden, published an article with great impact on the debate about design, building, living and gender main stream. What happened with her ideas? Can we still use them or are they outdated? What new thoughts on building with the notion ‘inclusiveness’ are practiced today? Do different generations have other thoughts and solutions? How would a non-sexist city look like, are there any examples?

 

 

2020
27
Feb

In the second edition of this in-depth series, we delve into the process of garment-making. What are the meanings of the fabrics a designer chooses to use, and what role does sustainability play in the clothing industry today? Angelica Falkeling, one of the contributors to The Hoodie exhibition, joins other local Rotterdam designers in a discussion on investigating and processing these questions.

 

2020
05
Mar

In this first event of Monument, a series organised in collaboration with e-flux Architecture, Mabel O. Wilson will discuss spaces of America’s commemorative landscape and the necessity to make visible the history of lynching and its legacy in mass incarceration through public commemoration. In the wake of rising nationalisms, critiques of globalism, and ongoing emancipatory struggles around the world, this series will investigate how monuments have come to play an increasingly significant and contested role in the constitution of identities, be they national, ethnic, communal, or other. In conversation with Mitchell Esajas from The Black Archives, Wilson will reflect on reification in the Dutch context. 

2020
12
Mar

In the second chapter of the series, writer and art critic Elisabeth Lebovici will discuss the collective struggles in relationship to art and activism during the AIDS era, addressed in her book ‘Ce que le sida m'a fait. Art et Activisme à la fin du XXe siècle’ [What AIDS has done to me. Art and Activism at the end of the 20th C.]. Curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez will speak about her research into collective activist and artistic practices in the second wave of French feminism, that culminated in the exhibition ‘Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France (1970s-1980s)’, currently on show at Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

2020
19
Mar

Migrants are an often unheard and ignored group in Chinese society. Dalang Fever 3 develops a methodology in which data on the questions and needs of migrants can be better incorporated in design processes in rapidly changing urban areas such as the Dalang neighbourhood in Shenzhen. How can this data research lead to a sharper formulation of the relevant design questions and solutions?

2020
26
Mar
19:30 – 21:00
 

Bot Club investigates the possibilities of Garri Kasparov's Centaur model as a metaphor for healthy working relations between humans and artificial intelleigences. Human-AI relations are complicated and often downright disfunctional. At this Bot Club the aim is to bring the myths, technologies and politics of human-AI relations closer together - from a position of mutual respect, yet aware of each other's shortcomings. 

Partners Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut


AFFR, Architectuur Film Festival Rotterdam, ArtEZ, BNO IMG LAB, Designplatform Rotterdam, Food Film Festival, Goethe-Institut, Glamcult, EYE Filmmuseum, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Expertisecentrum Universiteit Utrecht, Hivos, Iconic Houses, International Film Festival Rotterdam, KABK, MAFB, Operadagen Rotterdam,Parels voor de Zwijnen, Sandberg Instituut, Stichting Swart-van Essen, Stripped Fashion, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, The Berlage, Urban Unlimited, Vereniging Deltametropool, Volume, Willem de Kooning Academie, OMA, ZUS, Piet Zwart Institute, NAi Booksellers, BNA, Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, TU Delft, Argus, Mondriaan Fonds, Beelden aan Zee, Platform Scenografie, Play the City, E-flux, Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, Night Shift, North Sea Round Town, Jaap Bakema Study Centre, TU Eindhoven, Worm, VPRO, Manifesta, Kunstbende, NextCity, Touch/Trace, The Hmm, Fiber, Xeno Architecture, Herenboeren Rotterdam, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, e-flux Architecture, The Berlage. 

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.