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The film's subject is water, yet its theme is terrifying: H2Omx exposes Mexico city's ever increasing desertfication, whereby the nine million inhabitants are deserted in the desert. Can a megacity develop a sustainable water policy for 22 million inhabitants? Mexico city was never built in the near vicinity of water, however it was built on top of a lake. As its population demands a vast amount of drinking water, it is forced to supplement its own supply from regional districts. In addition, its sewage ends up in the agricutural streams. This film is an ecological case study of the valley of Mexico, which is struggling to cope with it's growing population.

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:00-21:00 Architecture of Labour

19:30-20:30 Lecture Georg Vrachliotis: Open Systems and Total Cities

19:30-21:30 Workshop Paula Strunden – Drawing a Virtual Utopia

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


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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

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.