Workshops, festivals, 'detours' and more: at Het Nieuwe Instituut, you can experience all our educational programmes through the eyes of designers and other makers. All our creatives – from dancers to architects, artists and musicians – invite you to help design the future in your own way.
Families are always welcome at Het Nieuwe Instituut, where there is so much to discover and make together. Why not enjoy the online audio tour especially for families, The Hoodie, or work together in our new installation, Long Live the Future?
Thursday Night Workshops
Our Thursday Night Workshops are a chance to get inside the head of a Rotterdam maker. Creatives including artists, dancers and writers will inspire you with their working methods, then you get to try out their creative techniques for yourself. Each edition is in the hands of a single maker who chooses two others to help devise the evening’s programme.
At Het Nieuwe Instituut, we challenge schoolchildren to research and design new products and materials. By experimenting, using problem-solving techniques and working together, they learn design skills that are not only relevant for creative fields, but essential for a wide range of studies and professions.
YouthDem projects are made with, not for, young communities. Our partner, Rotterdam collective Concrete Blossom, helps young Rotterdam creatives, including film makers, artists and musicians, to put together their own programmes. For several months, the young makers embark on a series of individual and collective interventions in which they celebrate or question exhibition themes.