Episode five of the Garden Broadcast series focuses on the landscape of Suriname as an archive of spatial and architectural colonial heritage. 

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00 - 19:30 Thursday Bite

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

Hosted by Het Nieuwe Instituut research fellows Sara Frikech and Daphne Bakker, this evening uses the format of a tasting dinner to weave together contributions across diverse fields of expertise, from ethnobotany to literature and philosophy. Each course in the dinner evokes a theme from the fellowship project, reading the landscape in Suriname specifically and the Caribbean more generally through the lenses of violence, longing, and pleasure. In the absence of a critical threshold of archival representation in either local or historical Dutch institutions, other forms of knowledge — from the personal narrative of the autodidact to the creative interpretation of the cook — will be investigated as ways of understanding the “unquiet” land.

Garden Broadcasts

The Garden Broadcasts weave together interviews, performances, field recordings and music selections to animate garden history as a living phenomenon. As part of the Thursday Night Live! programme and in collaboration with online radio Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, visitors can take part as a live audience at the Garden Broadcasts recording studio in the programme Dissident Gardens or stream from further afield. More information and audio recordings can be found in the Garden Broadcast overview.

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
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.