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Break Out: The Millennial Preach by Yoeri Meessen

June 28, 2018, 17:00 - 17:30

Coming forth out of the infamous Master preaches given by chair(wo)men and commissionaires, De Nieuwe Poort Rotterdam and Venture Café Rotterdam now team up to to bring you a 20-minute Millennial Preach: a preach by a millennial for the current (young) generation of entrepreneurs and professionals. Expect an inspirational story about life, work and our society in English – accompanied by an intro and outro of live piano music and a pinch of poetry by De Nieuwe Poort.

It’s bound to be an inspiring preach! As usual, entrance is free. After the preach you are more than welcome to have a conversation with other visitors, join other sessions and/or network during the weekly Venture Café Thursday gathering.

The Millennial Preach is a collaboration between De Nieuwe Poort and Venture Café. Every last Thursday of the month from 17:00-17:30u.

We’d love to see you Thursday at 17:00!

Important: please let us know whether you are joining us for the Millennial Preach by Yoeri Meessen on June 28th:



This week’s Millennial preacher: Yoeri Meessen

Yoeri Meessen (NL) is Witte de With’s Associate Director Education & Public Affairs. Originally trained as teacher of Fine Arts and Art History, he holds a Masters degree in Arts, Culture and Media from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen specializing in arts and social theory.

Initiatives include Studium Witte de With, a higher education platform for art and theory and Across the Board, a long-term platform for professional development through cross-disciplinary exchange.

Previously Yoeri Meessen has worked at Manifesta, the itinerant European Biennial of Contemporary Art. Yoeri Meessen had developed collaborative projects with various art institutions and schools including the Dutch Art Institute, the European Artistic Research Network and the University of Murcia. He has lectured and given workshops at institutes including The Rijksakademie (Amsterdam), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam), Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli), Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam), Fondazione Galleria Civica (Trento), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – Augarten (Vienna), De Appel (Amsterdam), University of Cartagena (Cartagena), Museion (Bolzano), Schunck (Heerlen) and in 2015 he was critical referent to the Annual Rotterdam Lecture of the Erasmus University.

Yoeri is member of the artistic team of Public Works (Utrecht) and member of The New School Collective. He is board member of the professional advisory boards of the Piet Zwart Institute Education in Art (Rotterdam) and the Erasmus University School of History Communication and Culture (Rotterdam).






June 28, 2018
17:00 - 17:30