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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 prelude with guided tour and screening of the film Away From All Suns at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

20:00 – 21:30
also this evening

Pop-in Expo: Kunstbende

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

18:30-19:30 Guided tour on Russian Constructivism

The museum is closed from 24 September until 18 October 2018.


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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

Away From All Suns (Isa Willinger, Germany 2013) is an intriguing portrait of three Muscovites who ally themselves with the fate of the buildings and the underlying ideas of Russian constructivism. Elena battles to prevent her apartment block and the neighbouring printworks from having to make way for new development, Donatas respects tradition in his artist colony in his own manner, and architect Vsevolod wants to preserve a building. Russian constructivism still appeals to the imagination as a never-completed Utopia. But today these world monuments are in a pitiful state. Used casually, they’ve become the ruins of the future. 

Guided Tour

In connection with the screening of Away From All Suns, from 18:30 to 19:30 archivist Alfred Marks will lead a guided tour on Russian Constructivism in the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. Registration in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

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 soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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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.