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On the first evening of the season we dive nose-first into the books. Whether it's a graphic novel, picture book or comic, how do you translate an event in your own life into a visual story? Where do you start if you think Kluun or Koch could use some images? Come and see some stories portrayed by illustrators, draftsmen and designers.

20:00 – 22:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite 

19:30-21:00 Archive Explorations: Queer Houses and Places

19:30-21:00 Guest Programme Film screening The Corroborators

19:30-21:30 Guest Programme New Future For Old Buildings

20:00-22:00 BNO IMG LAB: Books in Pictures

The museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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

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.

Become a Member

Become a Member of Het Nieuwe Instituut and you’ll support our mission to navigate the vast and evolving field of design. You’ll also be inspired by our special program of Members’ events, meeting up with other like-minded people as we invite you to reflect with us on design’s changing role in technology, economics, culture and society.

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.