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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.

2018
25
Jan
20:00 – 22:00
 

After a busy and materialistic Christmas holiday, this first BNO IMG LAB evening of the new year presents a moment of reflection. A moment of silence, giving way to time and decay. With Precious Decay, Marjan Teeuwen, Imaginarium of Tears and Diana Scherer.

2018
01
Feb

An evening of speculation about alternative strategies for the reuse and preservation of architecture. Lionel Devlieger (Rotor), Suzanne Mulder (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Neil Bingham (Victoria & Albert Museum) and Dirk van den Heuvel (Jaap Bakema Study Centre) will discuss the subject in the context of the case of the Ministry of Social Affairs building and the Robin Hood Gardens building in London.

2018
08
Feb

In the context of the exhibition Finders Keepers, Het Nieuwe Instituut is organizing a conversation between architect and design critic Sam Jacob and Louise Harpman addressing our obsessive and uncomfortable relationship with objects and new possibilities for design. Moderated by artist Hanna Mattes.

2018
15
Feb
19:30 – 21:00
 

In the legal field, automation is rife. Some lawyers claim that 99% of legal code can be computerized. Legal Bots looks at different attempts to fuse the law and programming language together. To what extent can we translate the spirit of the law into the letter of computer code? With Matthias Dobbelaere-Welvaert and Max Hamsphire.

2018
01
Mar
19:30 – 21:00
 

Architecture theorist Mark Wigley unearths the far-reaching fusion of technology and the human being in the context of the exhibition The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017, which he curated. The exhibition, which will open on 1 March 2018 in Het Nieuwe Instituut, is the result of the 10th Premsela lecture on The Architecture of Radio, which Wigley gave in November 2014. 

2018
22
Mar

Designers Bastiaan de Nennie, Heleen Klopper, Jo Meesters and Lilian van Daal talk about their business strategies for sustainable material innovation. This Design Dialogue is headed by Andrea van Pol.

2018
26
Apr

An evening about the technologies and imaginaries of automation, with the teams selected through the Open Call for the Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, jointly organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. With Jane Chew, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Paolo Patelli, Matthew Stewart, Giuditta Vendrame and Liam Young. Moderated by sociologist Willem Schinkel.

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.