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This is America, a video by Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, will be examined and discussed during this event. References from the video will form the basis of a lively debate between scholars, artists and journalists about the status of racism and use of propaganda in modern day America. With Esperanza Denswil, Malique Mohamud, Marina Otero, Rob Schröder and Melanin Kris. Moderation by Shay Kreuger.

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

Pop-in expo: Eduard Böhtlingk

Thursday Bite: 18:00 - 19:30

Museum open 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 Bite€ 7,50

Shay Kreuger

Shay Kreuger (1981) is a radio DJ for FunX radio, reporter and host from Rotterdam. She hosts events, festivals and congresses like North Sea Jazz, Battle of Drums, Afrovibes and Festival Classique. She worked as a presentator/producer for Radio Stanvaste, as stagemanager for Afrique-Carib Festival and as an acting class teacher for various high schools.

Rob Schröder

Rob Schröder is a Dutch writer, graphic designer and documentary producer. He was the founder of 'Wild Plakken', a political-activist design collective that worked for cultural institutes. He teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and was one of the founders of the Sandberg Institute. As a documentary producer he worked independent and assigned for movies and television programmes. In 2018 Rob Schröder presents together with Metahaven a new movie called Possessed.

Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective

On display in Gallery 3: Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective. Artist Jonas Staal presents the first retrospective of the films and cultural and political work of Stephen K. Bannon.

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:30 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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.