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How do we tackle the transition to a circular economy at different scales of planning and governance? What consequences does this have for the development strategy of work locations? Do we reserve sufficient space in the right places for circular practices and businesses? How can we embed circular thinking in the current urbanization agenda?

19:00 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:00 -22:00 Opening Malware and lecture Jussi Parikka

19:30-21:00 Archive Explorations: Cornelis van Eesteren And The Current Professional Debate

19:30-21:00 Fantasies On How To Strike

The museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00 


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance, RSVP via ticket link 

Speakers are Juriën Poulussen (advisor, Stec Group) who will give the presentation 'The role of a regional approach: leader or follower in the transition towards a circular economy?' and Anne Loes Nillesen (urbanist, founder Defacto) who will speak about 'Vintage planning: a circular approach to urbanisation goals'. 

Architecture of Labour 

'Architecture of Labour' is a programme of six public debates on the transition of labour and its spatial impact. It occurs between March and December 2019 and it results from a collaboration between Deltametropolis Association, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Spontaneous City International.

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.