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Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen (EFL) foundation present Archive Explorations, an evening about architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren. The event celebrates the occasion of the official transfer of the Van Eesteren archive to Het Nieuwe Instituut. The extensive archive is a source of inspiration and knowledge for researchers; it nurtures both historical stories and current issues. Floor Milikowski, Linda Vlassenrood and Suzanna Jansen discuss their research, and Hetty Berens (Conservator, Het Nieuwe Instituut) shows highlights from the Van Eesteren archive. The evening will be concluded with the official signing of the donation contract.

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:00 -22:00 Opening Malware and lecture Jussi Parikka

19:00-21:00 Guest programme: The Spatial Impact of the Circular Economy

19:30-21:00 Fantasies On How To Strike

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

Archive Explorations

Containing the collections of some of the most important architects and urban planners in the Netherlands, the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning provides an insight into the development of Dutch architecture and society over the past 130 years. Each item in the collection of the four million drawings, sketches, models, professional and personal correspondence, photos, posters and news clippings has a story to tell. But many of these stories have remained untold because nobody has yet uncovered them. For the series of evenings entitled Archive Explorations we invite a range of people to undertake a journey of discovery in the archive in order to introduce new perspectives. 

EFL foundation

The Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen foundation manages the legacies of the architect and urban planner Professor C van Eesteren (1897 - 1988) and his colleagues and kindred urban planner Professor K van Lohuizen (1890 - 1956). Their names are forever linked to the AUB, or Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan (General expansion plan) for the city of Amsterdam in 1934, which provided a major expansion to the west and south of the city. The foundation uses subsidies to support the development of urban and city planning, and landscape architecture in the Netherlands.

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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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.