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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
20
Jun

MAD invite you to explore its landscapes, by joining the Book Launch of Sandberg Series #4: Materialization in Art & Design (MAD). During the programme, the authors will share reflections and perspectives about the experience collectively generated as part of the MAD Temporary Master Programme run at Sandberg Instituut. Be ready to experience presentations, conversations and performative acts, with a focus on fundamental notions, ranging from the nature of the workshop and of the tools and skillsets characterizing it, to what it means being a collective in contemporary times.

 

2019
20
Jun

A recent study conducted by Microsoft found that the average human attention span is down to eight seconds; one second less than that of a goldfish. So who is this millennial? The American historians Neil Howe and William Strausse first introduced the term in their book Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. In this book, published in 2000, millennials are defined as a generation born between 1982 and 2002. A generation with a brain that functions differently due to the rise of the internet. A generation that, according to research, has a shorter attention span than older generations. 

 

2019
20
Jun
20:00 – 22:00
 

BODY BUILDING is a collaborative project that proposes an intersection between Lina Bo Bardi and Clarice Lispector. Both were part of the construction of a new radical language in Brazil from the 1950s to the 1980s while the country was going through intense political unrest. In architecture and literature respectively, they produced works that redefined structural and linear parameters. 

2019
27
Jun

Through a collection of contributions that vary in format and mode of address, the ‘Schemas of Uncertainty’ book explores the relationship between prediction and prescription. It traces the effects predictive technologies have on the imagination of possible futures, futures other than that of technological progress. 

2019
27
Jun
18:30 – 19:30
 

Despite being considered a non-scientific form of knowledge, astrology and algorithmic divination are undergoing an exponential rise in popularity on social media and beyond. Machine learning techniques, powered with NASA satellite data, are used to generate real-time insights into our futures, as the planets revolve around the Earth. Historically, there has been a close link between the occult and the development of scientific prediction models, tracing back to the forefathers of rational Enlightenment. Today, the very same algorithmic constellations that drive our data-driven knowledge economy, seem to offer a potential space for acknowledging failure, recursion and non-progress as natural parts of reality.

2019
27
Jun

‘’I try to understand what I see. I see only what I understand. I have learnt to observe closely, just like you’. In de Thursday Night Workshop ‘Object Detection Roleplay’, Arthur Boer and Boris Smeenk invite you to discover more about how object detection algorithms ‘see’ based on a performative approach.

2019
27
Jun
20:00 – 22:00
 

On Thursday 27 June BNO IMG LAB presents 'Lekker Stangen' at Het Nieuwe Instituut, a contradictory evening under the inspiring leadership of guest editor Stang Gubbels, who personally selected the speakers!

2019
04
Jul

Opening of Malware, an exhbition on the history and evolution of the computer virus, including a lecture and discussion with media researcher Jussi Parikka and a festive opening moment with Malware curators Bas van de Poel and Marina Otero Verzier.

 

2019
04
Jul

How do we tackle the transition to a circular economy at different scales of planning and governance? What consequences does this have for the development strategy of work locations? Do we reserve sufficient space in the right places for circular practices and businesses? How can we embed circular thinking in the current urbanization agenda?

2019
04
Jul

Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen (EFL) foundation present Archive Explorations, an evening about architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren. The event celebrates the occasion of the official transfer of the Van Eesteren archive to Het Nieuwe Instituut. Floor Milikowski, Arnold van der Valk and Linda Vlassenrood discuss their research, and Hetty Berens (Conservator, Het Nieuwe Instituut) shows highlights from the Van Eesteren archive. 

2019
04
Jul

Fantasies On How To Strike is a short film on precarious labour that closely observes museum attendants in a Dutch museum. The film is based on a two-year research project on precarious labour in the Netherlands, and straddles the boundary between documentary and fiction. 

2019
11
Jul

Join us on Thursday 11th July for the last Thursday Night Live! before the Summer break. Expect a sizzling Winter special in the Summer with a Christmas market, Christmas bite, Christmas music, performances and other happenings to remind us of climate change. An evening not to be missed.

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.

 

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.