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Art can shake awake, hold up a mirror, or confront. Image makers who use their work for public debate. Morality knights or freedom fighters? Barricades up with texts and images!


18:00 – 22:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite. Please note: Het Nieuwe Café is in transition. The Thursday Bite will be served on a different place in Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

19:00-21:00 Filmscreening: #04: Façades and interior


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 7,50
Students, CJP, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75

Special Edition

Special Edition: At 18:00 Loesje gives a workshop for everyone wanting to know how to wake up the world with a poster. After a short break, the regular programme will follow at 20:00.


Maybe you know her from her posters? Loesje plays with language and wants to touch someone else - make them smile, think, or just give them a nice idea. But how does she come up with those texts? Find out during this lecture where Loesje takes you through her career and then challenges you to come up with texts! Come and give your opinion wings. (Free entry to the evening programme with the workshop ticket).

Aimée de Jongh

Aimée de Jongh spent seven days in a refugee camp on Lesbos, a place where journalists, photographers and filmmakers are forbidden, but pen and paper did not pose a threat to vulnerable residents. This resulted in the illustrated report Europe's Waiting Room.

Denise Rosenboom

Artist Denise Rosenboom has created a thousand pussy pendants. Diversity is important, so in addition to the pussies there is also the ball bag and the balls pendant. Her work is absurd, provocative and sometimes a little lurid and outside the norm.

Daniël Venneman

Daniël Venneman is founder of Woonpioniers and a Tiny House expert. His projects explore how to live and produce in a healthier, more sustainable, simpler, and above all, smarter way. 

Thursday Bite 

Before the Thursday Night 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. 

Become a Member

Become a Member of Het Nieuwe Instituut and you’ll support our mission to navigate the vast and evolving field of design. You’ll also be inspired by our special program of Members’ events, meeting up with other like-minded people as we invite you to reflect with us on design’s changing role in technology, economics, culture and society.

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.