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The city of the future is in constant transformation and seeks creative solutions to tailor-made housing and mixed-use environments. During 'Evolutionaries' we use the radical ideas of Yona Friedman’s Spatial City as a blueprint for the challenges that today’s architects and urbanists are faced with. How can we create a contemporary urban environment that allows architecture to evolve beyond rigid structures? How do cities cope with flexibility in structures worldwide, such as China and South Africa? How can cities become more ‘elastic’ and adaptive, and why is this necessary?

19:30 – 21:30
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite 

19:30-21:00 Gossips: Do comrades Gossip?

19:30-21:30 Open Archive: Re:Use clinic

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


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance, RSVP via ticket link 


Talkshow Guests include Lara Schrijver, Professor of Architecture at the University of Antwerp, Jean Baptise Decavèle of Yona Friedman’s No Man’s Land Foundation, Jo Noero of Noero Architects, Li Tao of UAO, Mosé Ricci and Patrick Fransen & Loes Thijssen of NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture.

This Guest Programme is organized by NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture, the initiator of the knowledge exchange and research project EVOLUTIONARIES, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

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.