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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!

2019
05
Sep

A lecture evening about water curated by Rianne Makkink (WaterSchool). Together with physician and researcher Yuka Mizusawa (the message of water) and artist and designer Aliki van der Kruijs (water as design element), she will explore the properties and agency of water.

 

2019
05
Sep
19:30 – 21:30
Het Nieuwe Instituut

This Thursday Night Live! presents findings from the reDesigning Affect Space public research. Affect Space is a spatial model for analysing the interplay between urban public space with mobile technology and the affective intensities that are generated by mediated and embodied exchanges.

2019
05
Sep

(Performance)

Proxies on Trial puts everyday objects in the dock. They are accused of ‘crimes’ such as climate change, financial crises or 90s music. The result is a fictional debate about how to deal with complex cases of (partly non-human) collective authorship.

2019
06
Sep
20:00 – 21:30
 

Wendelien van Oldenborgh presents her film Two Stones for its Rotterdam premiere, after its screening this spring in bauhaus imaginista at Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The artist speaks with cultural historian Hanneke Oosterhof, who features in the film, and who recently published a biography of the architect and Rotterdam city planner Lotte Stam-Beese - a recurring figure in Van Oldenborgh's work. The conversation is led by Saskia van Stein, curator and director of Bureau Europa, a platform for architecture and design.

2019
12
Sep

Beyond the Cover explores the stories behind a selection of seminal buildings. The series invites architects to go beyond the familiar imagery by contextualizing a single building in relation to regulations, finance, and policies, making visible the political, economic, and social relations that constructed architecture embodies. For this iteration, Jacob van Rijs, co-founder of MVRDV, will use the WoZoCo project (1997) as a lens to reflect upon the changing conditions of architecture practice.

 

2019
12
Sep

In recent years a lot has happened in the area of ​​community centres. After restrictive measures caused spending cuts and closures, they are back on the rise. These buildings act as centres for educational and recreational activities for the neighbourhood, as well as being multi-purpose buildings. With their resurgence, the typology and identity of these buildings is in the spotlight again, from the creativity of their designed spaces to their commissioning and sustainable financial models.

 

2019
19
Sep

To what extent does the introduction of housing in business terrains contribute to its sustainable redevelopment and innovative potential? What are the consequences of mixing living and working environments from both an economic and governance perspective? Are we ready to leave behind functional segregation in urban planning and pursuit an integral approach to diverse spatial agendas?

2019
19
Sep

Europe has a thriving cultural conference scene. You could attend an inspiring event almost every month. In theory, that is. The reality for most museum staff and freelancers is of course: No time. No money. But fear not! Night Shift will kick off the new cultural season with a summary of the most fun, interesting and inspirational conferences that took place in Europe this year.

2019
19
Sep

The Ghostwriter is an individual who writes content under someone else’s name, obscuring their authorship in exchange for pay. By outsourcing his project to cheap and anonymous labour forces on freelance platforms such as Fiverr, Stefan Stefansson exposes the shifting position of the graphic designer within the current economic climate; one where labour is increasingly outsourced, delegated, masked and displaced.

2019
19
Sep
20:00 – 22:00
 

Vertical Atlas is a research project in five chapters, aimed at the creation of a new atlas to navigate the complex techno-geographies of the world today. The fourth edition: Futures.gcc, focusses on the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. These position themselves as competing digital, corporate service platforms and each brand themselves with their own futuristic architecture, megacities, investment opportunities and visions of artificial futures.

 

2019
26
Sep

Are there places designed for or by queer communities? Or is it mainly a history of communities appropriating spaces? Together with archivist Alfred Marks, the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning will be viewed from a queer perspective. Dirk van den Heuvel discusses the results of his ongoing research into queerness in architecture, and Aad Koster takes you into Rotterdam's queer history.

2019
10
Oct

The 5th edition of the Iconic Houses Lecture Tour Europe takes place from 7 -15 October 2019, when Pavel Kuznetsov, Director of the State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov and Deputy Director of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow will tour six iconic houses in six European cities with his lecture on the Melnikov House in Moscow. On 10 October the 5th edition will be hosted at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

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.