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Exhibitions, debates, rooftop parties, excursions and sleepovers at an architects' place: in June Rotterdam is all about architecture. With a fully loaded programme, there's not just fun activities for architects, but for everyone else as well!

Events

ZigZagZuid

Fri 23 until Sun 25 June Zuidplein

The free architecture festival ZigZagZuid takes you on an expedition to Zuidplein. Follow a route along both well-known and hidden spots, and come across pop-up art along the way.

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Zuidplein bird's eye view

Other activities

Archikidz! – 17 June
What would happen if we would live on the Maas? Archikidz tries to figure this out with the help of real architects. Kids can build their own fantasy city. The event is free and takes place at the Scheepvaart and Transport College.

Wake up in Architecture – 1 till 30 June
During the Rotterdam Architecture Month, top architects and talents from the city open their doors to you. Get matched up and discover at which impressive home you will be spending the night. Breakfast is included.

Thursday Night Live! – 1 June & 29 June 19.30 – 21.30 u
Two talk shows at Het Nieuwe Instituut about architecture and spatial design. More info.

Night of Philosophy 2017 – 15 June
Three lectures and an informal discussion at Het Nieuwe Instituut about ‘Architecture and Collective Identity in the Contemporary City’. Experts, professors, students and other enthusiasts are invited to share their ideas.

Design District – 7 to 9 June

Business event for interior design at the Van Nelle Fabriek. More info.

Train and the City
Expo by design agency KCAP at OMI. More info.

The Architecture of Appropriation
Exhibition about the influence of squats in the city at Het Nieuwe Instituut. More info.

Blueprint: whose urban appropriation is this?
A multidisciplinary exhibition at TENT, exploring the relationship between architecture and present-day street culture. The exhibition’s paintings, installations, videos, lectures, discussions, performances, and music provide a contemporary perspective on what urban appropriation means for urban arts and culture. More info.