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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.

17:00 – 23:45

Burn-Out Blow-Out marks the end of the working year, and with that we invite you to a performance based night, exploring the theme of BURN-OUT, in collaboration with Cen Giz (MONO), Schueller de Waal and Het Nieuwe Instituut fellows. The night will end with a burn-out blowout party in Het Nieuwe Café. 

20:00 – 22:00

BNO IMG LAB offers a warm and colourful theme on the last Thursday Night Live! of the year. Designers, illustrators and artists present work and share sources of inspiration. From the psychedelic sixties to the far East.


Reality club is a series about visual media and the experience of reality. The first episode focuses on experiencing nature in gaming. Are there relationships between algorithmic processed nature and processes in organic ecology? And what can we learn from virtual nature in relation to organic nature?

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.