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During the opening of The Hoodie, Melanin Kris (of Levisionairs) and cast took visitors on a journey, beginning with a vision of the hoodie as ground zero, and ending in a celebration of his birthday at the amplified afterparty. The event led to the release of his new clothing line of ‘hoodies with poetry’. Just as he was getting up to speed, the corona pandemic hit Rotterdam and he had to grapple with a new strategic challenge as an independent storyteller, essential worker and artist-entrepreneur.

“I've never experienced a month without a challenge,” he says. “I can't just give up everything and vanish in fear; the culture and passion will not allow me. As my ideology states: life is what you design it to be, create an opportunity out of every challenge and architect the future! So I took up the challenge to create a new programme, in 48 hours, for the next Thursday Night Live!”

In a new ‘poemagraphy’, Melanin Kris invites us behind the scenes into his daily life as an artist-entrepreneur—overcoming challenges in a changed universe characterised by constant enthusiasm versus anxiety.

Melanin Kris

Melanin Kris is a Rotterdam bases multidisciplinary storyteller, better known as the 'spoken and visual thought' artist. He believes people are conscious co-creators of reality and therefore architects of the future. He aspires to inspire people to be aware of modern-day superpowers. Melanin Futurism is the self-coined denominator in which he curates poetry about modern-day dilemmas of colorful people, the culture, and the way in which aesthetics serve as a 21st century imagining of unspoken thoughts, which are expressed through fashion, magical realism, media-art, and philosophies intercrossing western cosmologies. 

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19:30 – 21:00

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.