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This event highlights the pop-in expo Building for Biodiversity with an experts and public discussion about the urgency of the theme biodiversity as a necessity for 'Quality of Life' in the future city. With Mathias Lehner, Frank Bruggeman, Maike van Stiphout and André de Baerdemaeker.

19:00 – 21:00
also this evening

Pop-in expo: Building for Biodiversity

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

19:30-20:00 Book launch Jonas Staal

19:30-21:30 Vertical Atlas:

19:00-21:00 Night Shift

Museum open until 21:00



Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free with ticket from ticketlink

Parallel to the presentation of at the current Biennale di Venezia, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the exhibition Building for Biodiversity about the vision of on the nature-inclusive city in the context of the exhibition Dissident Gardens. Students and alumni of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture show nature-inclusive projects of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. on the scales XL, L, M and S. These are new and inspiring visions on the feasibility and benefits of the biodiverse city.

On Thursday evening Mathias Lehner, architect and research director of, discusses with experts and public the urgency of the theme biodiversity as a necessity for the 'Quality of Life' in the future city. He interviews the designer of the exhibition Dissident Gardens and De Nieuwe Tuin Frank Bruggeman, landscape architect and research director Maike van Stiphout and researcher and urban ecologist and twitterer André de Baerdemaeker from bureau Stadsnatuur.


19:00 Visit of the pop-in exhibition with drinks for nature-inclusive networkers
19:30 Discussion
20:15 Visit of the exhibition Dissident Gardens
21:00 Closing time

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 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.

Pop-in expo

Bi-weekly changing presentations in the Het Nieuwe Instituut’s foyer. A controversial new design, sensational research, work by an emerging talent or a new acquisition for the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning are given a place in the spotlight.


Hetty Berens, Guus Beumer, Marten Kuijpers, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Maurizio Montalti, Suzanne Mulder, Marina Otero Verzier, Mark Wigley
Frank Bruggeman, Overtreders-W, Andres Jacques
Boy Vereecken, Bardhi Haliti