independent school for the city
Jan 22
Wall to Wall field club

Architectural historian and Le Roy expert Piet Vollaard, artist and former Krijn Giezen student Arnoud Holleman and Ecokathedraal ‘groundskeeper’ Peter Wouda met us on site to elaborate on the making and context of these never-ending designs.

Jan 27
School's Out! #30 with Robert Bevan

For the first School's Out! of 2023, we had invited journalist, author and heritage consultant Robert Bevan, to talk about his latest book "Monumental Lies - Culture Wars and the Truth about the Past" on how statues, heritage and cities have become the battleground for the culture wars.

Feb 24
School's Out! #31 with Lisa Doeland

Lisa Doeland is a philosopher and the author of a.o. Apocalypsofie. Her interests lie in ontology and waste, hauntology, dark ecology, the uncanny, capitalism and desire and apocalyptic thought.

Feb 24
Living on the Southside

24/25 Feb + 1/3/4 March 2023 - A Studio developing an alternative vision for Feyenoord City based on the concept of Superdiversity.

Mar 31
School's Out! #32 with Todd Reisz

For the March edition of School's Out! we've invited Todd Reisz, who has been studying an area that is caught in a building frenzy for more than half a century, the Gulf region. He wrote 'Showpiece City. How architecture made Dubai' and is presently studying new cities in Saudi Arabia. Friday 31 March 2023, 18:00 - 22:00. Get your tickets here for 5 euro

Apr 04
Back to School with... Rick ten Doeschate - session #1 with Lara Schrijver

A series of three lectures on the topic of representation and formal expression of public buildings. Session #1 the historic perspective with Lara Schrijver. Tuesday 04 April 2023, 19:00 - 21:00. Doors open and dinner served at 18:00. Tickets 17,50 euro, including dinner.

Apr 12

A conversation with Reinier de Graaf on the new language of building. Wednesday 12 April 2023 from 19:00 - 20:30

Apr 14
The +2,5° City: Life in an Extreme Climate

Studio exploring the impact of 2,5 degree temperature rise on life in the city, taking place on Fri 14, Sat 15, Wed 19, Fri 21 and Sat 22 April 2023. Regular participation fee: 250 euro. More info here

Apr 21
Online lecture by Mark Lynas

Online lecture by Mark Lynas, author of major environmental bestseller books. Taking place on Friday 21 April 2023, 14:00 - 15:00. Link to video stream here

May 16
Back to School with… Rick ten Doeschate - session #2 with Charles Holland

A lecture by Charles Holland as part of Back to School With... Rick ten Doeschate. Taking place on 16 May from 19:00 – 21:00.

May 23
Lecture by Nairobi-based office Cave_Bureau

A public lecture by Nairobi based office Cave_bureau with Kabage Karanje and Stella Mutegi, taking place Tuesday 23 May 2023, 19:00h (Doors open at 18:00). Tickets available for 5 Euro here

May 25
Crude Hints

A Research and crafts studio with architect and artist Sam Jacob researching and speculating on which artifacts will define this era hundreds of years from now. More info here.

May 26
School's Out! #34 with Sam Jacob

Doors open at 18:00. Events starts at 19:00. Tickets available for 5 euro. Get them here

Jun 02
Film & Architecture Studio 2023 - Hot in the City

A renowned course focused on understanding the city through the language of film led by architect, curator and filmmaker Jord den Hollander. Taking place on 02, 03, 07, 09 & 10 June 2023. Tickets: 250 euro.

Jun 09
A Conversation with DOP Thomas Kist

A public conversation with renowned director of photography Thomas Kist and Jord den Hollander. Friday 09 June 2023, 18:00 – 19:30.
Entrance: 5 Euro. Get your tickets here

Jun 20
Back to School with... Rick ten Doeschate

A series of three evening lectures, that took place on Tuesday 04 April, 16 May and June 2023.

Jun 20
Back to School with… Rick ten Doeschate - session #3

A public conversation with Rick ten Doeschate, Ninke Happel, Job Floris, Jaakko van 't Spijker and Alexandre Furtado Melville, on the political perspective of representation and the formal expression of public buildings. Tuesday 20th of June, 19:00 - 21:00. Tickets for the separate events are available for 17,50 euro and include a simple dinner. Doors open and dinner served from 18:00h onward.  Get your tickets here

Jun 23
School Party 2023 - Hot in the City

Our 2023 School Party themed  “Hot in the City”. Friday the 23rd of June, 20:00 - Late

Jun 28
Toekomst van de Zuidelijke Tuinsteden

Public Talk about the future of Rotterdam Southern garden cities (in Dutch). Organised in collaboration with Platform Wederopbouw Rotterdam and AIR. Tickets: 5 Euro available here (including welcome drink)

Sep 29
School's Out! #35 with Betsy Greer

Lecture on Friday 29 September 2023. Doors open at 18:00. Events starts at 19:00. Optional workshop prior to the lecture (13:00-17:00). Tickets for the lecture: 5 euro. Tickets for the workshop: 25 euro. Get them here

Oct 11
An Evening With: Anupama Kundoo

An evening with Anupama Kundoo, taking place on 11 October 2023 from 19:30 - 21:00 at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Tickets available here

Oct 13
Fables of the Reconstruction

A seminar on the rebuilding of destroyed cities, taking place on Friday 13 and 20 October & Thursday 02 November 2023

Oct 27
School's Out! #36 with Francois Decoster

Drinks, tunes, a short film and a talk by the Paris-based urban designer Francois Decoster, founder of the international architecture and urbanism firm L’AUC. Friday 27 October 2023, 18:00 - 22:00. Entrance: 5 Euro here

Oct 31
Back to School with...Arna Mačkić - Session #1 with Aida Šehović

A series of three evening lectures that explore the architecture of memory, curated by Arna Mačkić. Ticket (including dinner) are 17,50 euro. An entrance package for all three evenings is available for 45 euro. Get your tickets here


Nov 03
City Grids: Research by Design

A two day workshop with Team Thursday, developing a font out of found forms and shapes in the city

Nov 21
Back to School with... Arna Mačkić - Session #2 with office winhov

Lecture by Uri Gilad & Inez Tan of office winhov about the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam. Part of Back to School with Arna Mačkič on the Architecture of Memory. Tuesday 21 November 2023.

Nov 22
International Symposium: The Future of Green Heritage

International New Town Day -  22nd November 2023

Nov 24
School's Out! #37 with Eva Pfannes

Friday 24 November 2023. Doors open at 18:00. Events starts at 19:00. Tickets available for 5 euro. Get them here

Dec 08
Urban Wool

A craftivsm workshop with textile artist Beatrice Waanders that took place on 08, 09 and 10 December 2023.

Jan 09
Back to School with…Arna Mačkić - Session #3 with We Sell Reality

The third of three evening lectures that explore the architecture of memory, curated by Arna Mačkić. Ticket (including dinner) are 17,50 euro. For this edition Arna invited the social rebellion collective We Sell Reality, of which most members came here as refugees and are in limbo. Get your tickets here

Apr 01
This is Tomorrow

A unique 12-week education programme on contemporary urbanism, dealing with the Anthropocene, Superdiversity and Right to the City, taking place from 01 April till 21 June 2024. Application closed.