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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 expo's and diverse partner programmes.

20:00 – 22:00

The forefront, the newcomers, the starters, fresh blood! This BNO IMG LAB evening presents innovative insights from keen designers who left the art academies last year with surprising graduation projects. With presentations by Eline Benjaminsen, Dominica Chen, Ekaterina Galetski, Roos Groothuizen, Devi Heller, Funs Janssen, Kevin Osepa, Djillie Roes, Anouk Smith and Sam Tollenaar.


A duo lecture in Sonneveld House with designer Sabine Marcelis and architecture historian Hetty Berens. Marcelis and Berens will each reflect upon De Stijl as a design movement by looking at a specific interior design project. The two stories make clear that De Stijl was far from being an isolated avant-garde project but was and remains highly influential.


The Algerian Revolution (1954–1962), the war to gain independence from the French colonisation, was particularly hard fought. Architect Samia Henni turns to a lesser known facet of this war, namely the architectural strategies executed by the French civil and military authorities to prolong its colonial presence and oversee the Algerian Revolution and populations.

19:30 – 21:00

This Design Dialogue looks critically at the role of locality in the context of design, bringing together practitioners who are based outside of their city of origin and thus have the opportunity to analyse their designer identity as a construct traversing national borders, cultures and histories. With artist/designer Silvio Lorusso and architect/researcher Mohamed Elshahed.


Partners Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Architectuur Film Festival Rotterdam, BNO IMG LAB, Designplatform Rotterdam, Food Film Festival, Goethe-Institut, Glamcult, EYE Filmmuseum, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Expertisecentrum Universiteit Utrecht, International Film Festival Rotterdam, 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

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Kristoffer Li & Kristoffer Halse Sølling

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.