Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas from Urbonas Studios will explore the notion of protest in the context of their interdisciplinary research, which advocates for the reclamation of public culture in the face of overwhelming privatization.

date
14/09/2017
time
19:30 – 21:00
language
English
also this evening

Museum open until 21:00

The New Haberdashery open until 21:00

Study Centre open until 21:00

location

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

entrance

Programme€ 7,50
Programme students & Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75
Thursday Bite (without programme)€ 10,-
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Founded by Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (artists and educators, born in Lithuania) Urbonas Studio is the interdisciplinary research program that advocates for the reclamation of public culture in the face of overwhelming privatization, stimulating cultural and political imagination as tools for social change. Often beginning with archival research, Urbonas Studio methodology unfolds complex participatory works investigating the urban environment, architectural developments, and cultural and technological heritage. Recent projects include Pro-test lab and the publication Public Space? Lost and Found.

Reading Room

The Reading Room is a series of evenings dedicated to the act of collective reading. It is a place to decipher and interpret the world with its countless languages and systems, including phenomena that by their ubiquity evade investigation. Led by an artist, researcher or designer, a small audience will reflect upon a concept, a text, an object or an image. The Reading Room is a space for intimate, provocative conversations. It is a place for creative confusion and sometimes even frustration, in which speakers and audience are not looking for concrete solutions but for higher resolutions. Subjects in previous Reading Rooms include exhibition, surveillance, migration, liquidity, museum, insecurity.

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite and eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:30 Het Nieuwe Café will serve either soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for €10,- up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link on this page.

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Kristoffer Li & Kristoffer Halse Sølling

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.