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 Join a one-day gathering of people showing their thing. Display and tell about what you’re already doing, would like to be doing and how others can get involved.

Common-Inn is a programme of exhibited works, performances and other activities based on a series of open calls. The event provides a space for a gathering of designers, artists, educators, researchers, curators, photographers and other makers and thinkers to present and share. If you feel like venting on the preconceptions and dogmas surrounding funding, exhibiting, publishing, distributing and awarding of talent you are welcome to join as well.

Throughout the Inn, several guests, amongst them late bloomers, policymakers, scouts and a visiting audience will binge-watch or binge-partake in a time-slotted broadcast. What existing trajectories for talent can be located, yoked together, reinstated or dismantled? Is talent an excavated resource available to all, or perhaps a process of expensive polishing available to few?


The Inn prompts people to come cheek to cheek with one-another and promotes coincidental and constructive ways of peeking. The Common-Inn project has cropped up from commoning, a verb for the commons, pertaining to land and resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community. It involves taking your life into your own hands, rather than depending solely on outside forces to sell you what you need or to provide a pre-scripted path forward. What if talent development is reconstructed using a commonist method?

The event is performed by all respondents to the open calls, invited guests, Het Nieuwe Instituut and curators and scenographers Simon Becks and Jules van den Langenberg.



Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

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.