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After a long period of globalized outsourcing, new forms of manufacturing emerge in the Netherlands. What characterizes the locations of new manufacturing, compared to old industries? How does manufacturing relate to other urban activities such as dwelling, recycling or learning? Are we making enough room for it in current urban developments?

19:00 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:30-22:00 Film Screening: The Others

20:00-22:00 BNO IMG LAB: Yellow Pages

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 

Speakers are Jurriaan van den Eijkhof, strategic advisor at ORAM (To make a productive city: How to incorporate (manufacturing) industry in an urban environment that focuses on housing?) en Birgit Hausleitner, researcher/lecturer at TU Delft (Cities of Making: Spaces for manufacturing and a multi-disciplinary co-creation instrument towards them). 

Architecture of Labour 

This lecture is part of 'Architecture of Labour', runs between March and December 2019, and is organised by Deltametropolis Association. The programme is part of the Guest Programme of Thursday Night Live!


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.