Discover your creativity with the help of multidisciplinary artist Maarten Bel. He and the participants will go in more depth into the different techniques and methods for investigating the creative thought process. Is one person more creative than another? Can you learn to be creative? Where do you get your inspiration? When do you know whether an idea is a good one or not?
The conditions for a good idea are explored by means of different exercises and assignments. As an artist and lecturer in the development of concepts at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam and The Hague, Maarten Bel is the right person to teach participants the fine points of a creative profession.
Maarten Bel (1987) investigates universal themes in society. He makes performances, TV series, educational projects, books, exhibitions and installations and organises tours and events. His work has been shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, TENT and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, at the NTR and De Parade theatre festival and elsewhere. In 2018 he and MILK jointly devised the interactive installation Get a Pet Instead, which questioned the integrity of an art fair. In collaboration with the neighbouring animal home, visitors to the fair were perplexed when they were asked the mischievous question: Would you prefer to adopt an animal from the home or buy a work from one of the neighbouring galleries at the fair?
Thursday Night Workshop
Designers and makers from the worlds of architecture, design and digital culture share their techniques, experiments and questions in special workshops, always with a link to the programme Dissident Gardens or Thursday Night Live!
Before Thursday Night Live! 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 Ticket link of the Thursday Night Live! or at the bar this evening.
Het Nieuwe Instituut reserves the right to cancel or move the workshop if there are less than five applications.
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
Students, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75
Including a free drink at Het Nieuwe Café
Max. 15 participants