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Karel Millenaar

The graphic and game designer Karel Millenaar calls himself the President of Play. He makes ugly things beautiful and dull games fun. With his company FourceLabs he focuses on invasive games in the physical and social space. His field of play ranges from installations to board games and video games and everything in between. He has worked for large companies like Philips and Corio, and for cultural institutes like the Utrecht University Museum, but he also appears at festivals and events. Millenaar is associated as a researcher with the Amsterdam School of the Arts.

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
Dutch / English
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite
19:30 – 21:00 Thursday Night Live! Artificial Intelligence meets Arts & Culture


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam



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.