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You were invited to an Evening of Awesome to celebrate the opening of the new season, featuring a magazine and an architecture centre and hundreds of objects which competed for your attention. Conversations with Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini (CCA), Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven (MacGuffin), Lionel Devlieger (Rotor) en Jurgen Bey (Studio Makkink & Bey).

17:00 – 23:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


For the exhibition Finders Keepers, MacGuffin magazine has brought together thousands of objects from more than 30 lenders from dozens of countries, including 3000 carpenter’s pencils, 30 staircases and 150 different handcuffs, alongside galerist and curator Seth Siegelaub’s collection of headdresses, and a collection of voices assembled by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax.

The Other Architect is the culmination of extensive archival research by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, featuring work by AMO, Architects’ Revolutionary Council, Architectural Detective Agency, Design-A-Thon, Forensic Architecture, Global Tools, Kommunen in der Neuen Welt and Lightweight Enclosures Unit.

In addition to the exhibitions Finders Keepers and The Other Architect, there’s much more to see and do:

  • Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven from MacGuffin magazine in conversation about Finders Keepers,
  • delicious temptations by Cateringa & Kompanen,
  • the exhibition Archive Interpretations including Studio Rotor: Deconstruction with Jaap Bakema Study Centre and students of the TU Delft, Design Diorama by Studio Makkink & Bey, and Dark Archives by Erica Scourti,
  • Giovanna Borasi from the CCA talking about The Other Architect,
  • seven Fellows of Het Nieuwe Instituut presenting their research,
  • tours through the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning,
  • and a free origami course aimed at folding the perfect paper plane.


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.