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  • 5–7.30pm
    Thursday Bite
    (€ 10)

    Every Thursday, from 5pm, you can enjoy a tasty Thursday Bite for €10 at Het Nieuwe Café. The Thursday Bite is a light vegetarian or vegan meal from the kitchen of chef Manuela Gonçalves Tavares, plus a soft drink. You can order your bite at the bar on the evening itself.
  • 5.30–6pm
    Special Guests: Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen

    Meet the creators of the Solar Biennale, Pauline van Dongen and Marjan van Aubel, and discuss the upcoming biennale while enjoying a Thursday Bite or a drink.
  • 7–8pm 
    Thursday Night Detour
    (Free, max 12 participants) 

    Every Thursday night a Detour Guide takes you on a free Detour through one of the exhibitions on display at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Discover design, digital culture and architecture from the perspective of your guide. Every Detour is different: you might end up working on a joint choreography or designing a space for insects.
  • 8–9.30pm
    Material Worlds: Solar with Ambasz Institute / Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, US)
    Conversations (€ 7,50 / € 3,75)

    In collaboration with the Ambasz Institute / MoMa (US) Het Nieuwe Instituut is hosting Material Worlds: Solar. Together with designers, experts and other visitors, we discuss the use of the sun as a source material and question existing ideas. We look at more than just the sun-driven future, also examining the here and now and our human impact on the non-human world. Moderated by Lindsey Wikstrom and Matylda Krzykowski. With Inside Outside, Amor Muñoz, With John Perlin, Neel Tamhane, Alice Wong and The Solar Biennale.

    This programme is part of the public programme around the exhibition The Energy Show – Sun, Solar and Human Poweron view at Het Nieuwe Instituut starting 3 September 2022.

​Create your own personal programme by booking tickets for the programme components.

17:00 – 23:00
also this evening

The museum is free to visit from 5–9pm


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Thursday Bite€ 10

Material Worlds: Solar 
Standard€ 7,50
Students, teachers and CJP€ 3,75
Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75

Material Worlds: Solar is free to follow online

The other programme components are free to join

Thursday Night Live!

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly evening devoted to burning questions in architecture, design and digital culture, featuring leading speakers from home and abroad. Het Nieuwe Café serves a meal, there’s music from DJs or live perfromers, the museum is open for free and our Detour Guides (aka tour guides) show you around the exhibitions. Meet people, be inspired and join the discussion!

Become a Member

Become a Member of Het Nieuwe Instituut and get free access to exhibitions and members-only events. Find out new ways of looking at the world, make new connections and discover new perspectives on the intersections of design, architecture and digital culture.

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.