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The artist Jan Rothuizen worked on a huge mural inside Het Nieuwe Instituut. In the workshop ‘Draw Big’ you can join Jan for an expedition through the institute. He will encourage you to draw and write not only about what you see but above all about what you hear, feel and think on your journey. You then record all these experiences on a huge sheet! The final result: a collective ‘soft map’ of Het Nieuwe Instituut. This is a workshop for anyone who loves to draw or write, as well as those who like to mess about!

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Jan Rothuizen 

Jan Rothuizen (1968) is an artist. Ideally, he wanders the streets until he discovers something striking and then draws what he hears, sees and thinks. The result is his soft maps. Each drawing reveals how Jan views and examines the world around him. His work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo and the New Museum in New York. A gigantic mural by him is currently on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut. His drawings appear monthly in the Volkskrant newspaper and have also been published in book form.

Thursday Night Workshop

Designers and makers from the worlds of architecture, design and digital culture share their techniques, experiments and questions in special workshops.

Thursday Bite

Before Thursday Night Live! 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.

Het Nieuwe Instituut reserves the right to cancel or move the workshop if there are less than five applications.

19:30 – 21:30
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

18:45 - 19:30 Archive Talk Delany Boutkan and Mikaela Steby Stenfalk

19:30-21:30 Life Hacks: Mind

19:30-00:00 IFFR Rabbit Hole

Museum free of charge from 17:00 until 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.