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At a time when it’s easy to stumble on unfounded opinions, and when changing your viewpoint can be hard, STATEMENTS offers a space for new insights and stimulating ideas. Together with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Shay Kreuger ensures that discussions transform into open conversations and prejudices give way to curiosity. With a wide range of guests and public participation, this programme aims to put current issues under the magnifying glass. Just don’t expect to be able to sit back and do nothing, because STATEMENTS is all about interaction. There’s room for everyone who would like to share their opinion, so make sure you join the conversation and take a seat at the (digital) table.

Shay Kreuger

Shayveca Kreuger, better known as Shay, is an all-round host, interviewer and media maker working in radio, television and theatre. She has worked at FunX (Fresh’n Up, later Morad & Shay), is known for her television documentary Letters from Poncho (Brieven van Poncho), and is responsible for part of the programming of For The Record at Het Nieuwe Instituut. She also works at Hogeschool Rotterdam as a study career coach and part-time teacher of business development. Since 2017, she has had her own show: SHAY! on NPO Radio 2.


20:00 – 21:00


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.