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In the second edition of this in-depth series, we delve into the process of garment-making. What are the meanings of the fabrics a designer chooses to use, and what role does sustainability play in the clothing industry today? Angelica Falkeling, one of the contributors to The Hoodie exhibition, joins other local Rotterdam designers in a discussion on investigating and processing these questions. With Angelica Falkeling, Aynouk Tan and Alexandre Furtado Melville.


19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:00-21:00 Guest Programme: Kick-off Young NVTL & Open Mic

20:00-21:30 Guest Programme: What would a non-sexist city be like?

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 

The Hoodie Unravelled 

As part of its long-term partnership with Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Rotterdam-based collective Concrete Blossom has developed an on-site programme of events and activities to complement the exhibition The Hoodie, co-organised with the team behind Thursday Night Live! Based on the central question of who and what makes the hoodie cool, The Hoodie Unravelled deconstructs this fascinating item of clothing in a variety of ways. The multi-location on-site-programme in Rotterdam consists of a series of (closed) workshops, public lectures, several special editions of Thursday Night Live! and other events such as mini exhibitions and a film evening.

Angelica Falkeling 

Together under The Hoodie, Het Nieuwe Instituut and curator Lou Stoppard have invited a range of artists to respond to the themes of the project with a new work created from their own individual perspective and practice. In their mixed-media installation What We Are Made Of, Angelica Falkeling looks at cotton: the material most hoodies are made from. In this work dealing with one of the most-used ‘raw materials of our everyday lives’, Falkeling uses audio and sculptural elements to explore the cotton industry’s impact on the societies it touches and our climate.

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.

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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.