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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. 

20:00 – 22:00
also this evening

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 7,50
Students, CJP, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75

Body Building

Using the theatre as a medium, BODY BUILDING focuses on bringing together two different kinds of works: the Teatro Oficina, by Lina Bo Bardi and Edson Elito from the early 80s, and Clarice Lispector’s short story ‘The Egg and the Chicken’ (O Ovo e a Galinha) first published in 1964. This evening at Het Nieuwe Instituut is built as an experimental and research session where experts on both Lina Bo Bardi and Clarice Lispector will speculate on their similarities, differences and common interests. Joana Mederios, actor at Teatro Oficina, together with artist Nicolau Vergueiro and Cookies are preparing a performance that will channel both figures, followed by a panel conversation.

Participants of the evening/performances by: Joana Medeiros (Brasil), Nicolau Vergueiro (Brasil/US), Benjamin Moser (NL), Noemi Blager (UK), Cookies (NL), Marte Eknæs (Norway/Germany), Michael Amstad (Switzerland/Germany), Igor Marotti (Brasil), Ayla de Oliveira (Brasil)  

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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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.