An Apocalyptic Soundtrack of the City

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An Apocalyptic Soundtrack of the City

Join Rosi Braidotti and Shay Kreuger's talk on how music can assist us on our way to the apocalypse, with special guest Extinction Rebellion

By Nieuwe Instituut

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Wed, 14 Jun 2023 19:30 - 21:00 CEST


Nieuwe Instituut Museumpark 25 3015 CB Rotterdam Netherlands

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Rosi Braidotti and Shay Kreuger explore how music has been used to articulate our desires and emotions on the way to the apocalypse. With special guest Extinction Rebellion.

From David Bowie to Prince, and Billie Eilish to Doe Maar: the end of the world has been sung for decades already. Rosi Braidotti and Shay Kreuger continue their series of talks on how music allows us to express our desires and perceptions of the world and help us come to face with our fears. The end of the world (or ’the apocalypse’) is no exception. If the world does have to end, then let's at least go down dancing.

Joining their conversation is the international activist movement Extinction Rebellion who voice their deep concerns for the climate and ecological crisis, and fight for a livable and just planet.


  • 19:15 hr: Doors open at the Auditorium
  • 19:30 hr: Introduction by Francien van Westerner
  • 19:35 hr: Lecture by Rosi Braidotti
  • 19:50 hr: Conversation with Rosi Braidotti and Shay Kreuger
  • 20:25 hr: Conversation with Extinction Rebellion and Shay Kreuger
  • 20:40 hr: Conversation with all speakers and Q&A

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Nieuwe Instituut

Nieuwe Instituut is het nationale museum voor architectuur, design en digitale cultuur. Nieuwe Instituut houdt zich bezig met de grote ontwikkelingen in de maatschappij, zoals de krapte op de woningmarkt, de energietransitie, de opkomst van kunstmatige intelligentie, mobiliteit of het gebruik van de publieke ruimte. Ontwerpers, waaronder architecten en digitale makers, kunnen aan die ontwikkelingen een belangrijke bijdrage leveren. Nieuwe Instituut toont het werk van ontwerpers, brengt mensen met elkaar in contact, verzamelt, ontwikkelt en deelt kennis.