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For the fourth time in a row, the DataBoss takes the stage. Image makers, developers and visualisers of the social, societal and economic data of our world, with data visualistions, information- and motion-graphics.
20:00 – 22:00
also this evening
18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite



Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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

Kay Coenen

Kay Coenen works under the name 'Infographicmedia' for newspapers and magazines both at home and abroad. With his extremely descriptive images he demonstrates how to visualise information in a clear and attractive manner.

Mariette Twilt

Mariette Twilt is a visual journalist and graphic designer at NOS op 3. She specialises in concepts for online journalism, and redesigned the online corporate identity of NOS News and Sport. Lars Boogaard is a data designer and journalist at NOS op 3. He once wanted to be a cartoonist, but he also likes to get lost in spreadsheets, so now connects these two worlds daily in his visualisations of the news.

Thijs Biersteker

Thijs Biersteker designs interactive installations to make social and environmental issues visible. He combines scientific research and new technologies to offer an experience that is both intellectually and technologically accessible.

Els Engels

Els Engel is a journalist, designer and developer of visual data stories. From her background in journalism and design, she works for a wide range of newspapers, broadcasters and news agencies in Europe.

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.