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  • 5–7.30pm
    Thursday Bite
    (€ 10)

    Every Thursday, from 5pm, you can grab yourself a 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.
  • 6.30–8pm
    A Feminist Soundtrack of the City
    Conversation (Free)

    Join the lively conversation between Rosi Braidotti and Shay Kreuger on feminism and popular music. Through their talk they explore the city, moving in different rhythms and diving into spaces where women produce, play and enjoy music. 
  • 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.
  • 7–8.30pm
    Back to the Office with Stephan Petermann, Ruth Baumeister and Marieke van den Heuvel
    Book launch (Free) 

    In the telling book Back to the Office by Stephan Petermann, Ruth Baumeister and Marieke van den Heuvel, we see the development of iconic office spaces over time, presented through before and after pictures, archival research and critical essays. Take a look behind the scenes of SOM, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier and many others.
  • 8.30–9.30pm
    Statements #4
    Talkshow (€ 7,50 / € 3,75)

    In this edition of Statements, the talkshow programme in collaboration with presenter Shay Kreuger: Tinneke Beeckman talks about freedom through a philosophical lens, social scientist Linda Duits discusses embodiment in the metaverse, and Rosi Braidotti joins Shay to discuss Beyonce's Renaissance and the statement 'twerking is not feminism'. 

    Watch STATEMENTS #4 below:

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  • 9.30–11pm
    A Night at the Museum
    Music & Dance (Free)

    The evening is closed off with a party in Het Nieuwe Café with DJ Cijntje. ​

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

Statements #4
Students, teachers and CJP€3.75
Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€3.75

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.