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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. 

17:00 – 23:45
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:00-21:00 Night Shift

20:00-22:00 BNO IMG LAB Colour

Museum free of charge from 17:00 until 21:00 



Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance 

From 17.00, ‘Discophrenia’ curated by Cen Giz, will bring soundscapes into different spaces within Het Nieuwe Instituut. With Jetti (BAR), Van Anh (ISOTOOP), Kleingeld, le romph, Janneke and Suze Ijo, Jetti (BAR). Together with presentations and performances throughout the night, from Schueller de Waal, Lea Mazy, and Het Nieuwe Instituut 2018 Fellows, Natalie Dixon and Elisa Giuliano.

The evening also marks the ‘soft’ opening of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, after its duration as part of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

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 soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.50 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.