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On Thursday 14 November BNO IMG LAB will again be all about the Cross Comix Festival, taking place throughout the week in Rotterdam. This 'Indian Roots' edition is dedicated to comic-making, with screenwriter Stijn Schenk, colourist Marloes Dekkers, illustrator and writer Frits Jonker, and many others.

20:00 – 22:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:00-21:00 Variations On A Bird Cage

19:30-21:30 Reading Room: Screen and Screenscapes, met Francesco Casetti

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


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standaard€ 7,50
Studenten, CJP, Vrienden en Members van Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75

Free entrance with a Cross Mix Festival PassePartout, please reserve your ticket. 

Indian Roots  

Almost a million and a half Dutch people have roots in the Dutch East Indies, yet the average Dutch person knows very little about the history of those origins. Only now stories of the past are slowly coming to the surface, stories that have been withheld or received no attention for a long time, but stories that deserve to be told.

In this 'Indische Wortels' edition, around 12 cartoonists bring into view stories about music, culture, art, family, identity, and the colonial past. For more information visit:

Cross Comix Festival 

The international Cross Comix Festival takes place in Rotterdam from 13 to 17 November with a dazzling mix of new stories, images, comedy and music at the cutting edge. With Posy Simmonds, Wilbert Plijnaar, Emilio Guzman, Kamagurka, Les Robots, Gummbah and many others. Let’s get visual! 

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.