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The Emperor's clothes. Say yes to the dress. Or a Rotterdam 'Pakkie Deftig'. An evening full of fabrics made from plants, clay or enhanced with technology, smart slow fashion and colourful catwalks.


20:00 – 22:00
also this evening

15:00-16:00 For the Record: interview with Charm La’Donna

15:00-20:00 For the Record: Music Video as Collective Space w/ Operator

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:30-21:00 Matter: Prospecting Ocean

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


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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

Berend Brus

Berend Brus is a fashion designer inspired by people who create their own reality and are driven by social issues. Although his work touches on serious subjects, it is always accompanied by a wink and a great sense of humour. His collection QUEER debuted at Amsterdam Fashion Week 2019.

Marga Weimans

Marga Weimans is an international fashion house working with disciplines including architecture and visual art to investigate the role of Black women in our complex global culture. In the Source of Power Collection, Weimans adds her view on the eccentricity, political inaccuracy, and dignity present in the analysis of contemporary Black women.

Jessica van Halteren

Jessica van Halteren's studio MULAS Hybrid Haus takes a critical view of today's fashion industry, tackling the problem of textile surplus and waste with a convincing, artistic, and substantive mission. Her work shows the liberation of clothing from the mountains of waste by giving it a new life and reusing it again and again. In doing so, she holds a mirror up to us to shed light on aesthetics and consumer behaviour.

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.

Become a Member

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.