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  • 5–7.30pm
    Thursday Bite (€ 8,88)

    Het Nieuwe Café offers a Thursday Bite every Thursday evening from 5pm: a light vegetarian meal, including a soft drink, from the kitchen of chef Manuela Gonçalves Tavares. You can order the Thursday Bite for €10 at the bar on the evening itself.
  • 6.30–8pm
    Submerged Heritage #5
    Lecture (Free)

    For the fifth edition of Submerged Heritage the research team invites dr. Daphina Misiedjan to explore the situation surrounding the Brokopondo lake in Suriname from a judicial perspective. Misiedjan teaches at the University of Utrecht (UU) about among others human rights in combination with environmental law. She obtained her PhD from the UU in 2017 for her research about how the concept of sustainable development can contribute to the sustainable realisation of the human right of water for vulnerable groups. 
  • 7–8pm
    Thursday Night Detour
    Exhibition tour (Free, max. 12 participants)

    Every Thursday evening, one of our Detour Guides (formerly known as tour guides) takes you on a free Detour through one of the exhibitions in Het Nieuwe Instituut. Experience design, digital culture and architecture from your guide's perspective. For example, one Detour ends in a joint choreography and you design for insects in another.

    In order to participate, gather at the reception desk at 6.55pm and inform staff that you would like to join. No registration needed.
  • 8–9.30pm
    An Activist Soundtrack of the City
    Lecture (Free)

    Rosi Braidotti and Shay Kreuger return for the third event in their series of conversations about music. This time, they look at how music can carry strong voices and spread dreams of change. Their talk explores the rhythms of politics and activism that have shaken up the city.

Choose from the options above to put together your own personal programme.

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€ 8,88

The other parts of the programme 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 perfomers, 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 enjoy free access to exhibitions and members-only events. Find fresh ways of looking at the world, make new connections and discover novel perspectives at 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.