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From Paaspop via Parade to Into The Great Wide Open. Forget the winter blues - it's summer, and festival time. But you won't get far with just a stage and a poster. Who designs these festivals? Who creates their image? "Let me entertain you!"

20:00 – 22:00
also this evening

17:00-19:30 Binding with IKAT project 

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite 

19:30-21:30 Workshop Eva Bullens en Floortje Zonneveld – I Wonder if I Should Become a Glacier

20:00-22:00 Geographies of Freedom - Trinta di Mei

Museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00 


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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

Jurriaan Hos

Jurriaan Hos studied Interaction Design at HKU before fully immersing himself in motion graphics. He regularly works with his brother, Merijn Hos, creating worlds full of imagination and startling animations. He works with Down the Rabbit Hole, Lowlands, We Love Green and STRP Festival, among others.

VJ Noralie

Noralie designs multidisciplinary experiences with light, video and sound. She provides visual decorations for festivals, events and club nights with video, installation, audio design and interactive environments such as the light show at the PSV stadium during Eindhoven's light festival Glow, and the video decor for the Waterwereldsteden theatre tour by Eefje de Visser.

Studio Colorado

Studio Colorado comprises the long-time graphic design duo Remco Oude Alink and Nine Fluitsma. Colorado combines the autonomous attitude of Nine with the strategic and clear design of Remco. This results in colourful, no-frills, free work. They created the identity for several editions of the Dekmantel festivals in Amsterdam, São Paulo and Croatia, and have designed events and festivals for Boijmans, Manifesta 9, and Ultimate Bach.


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.