As part of Rotterdam Cultural Histories #12: Witte de With; What’s in a name? lunches are hosted by staff members. These lunches are an opportunity to speak out your opinions and discuss what matters to you most.

"For years, Witte de With’s kitchen-library has acted as the site for staff lunches, work meetings, and internal conversations. As the (hidden) heart of the institution is laid bare in the shared space, open lunches are hosted by staff members on a weekly basis to discuss the process of investigating the name of the institution, and the issues and implications raised in relation. We believe that an institution is the multiplied effect of the sum of all its parts; differing standpoints and voices need to be heard in full transparency."

Sign up to drop in for a lunch and conversation (every upcoming Tuesday 12:30 pm until 19 December) via [email protected].


  • 12 September: line kramer (Senior Technical Supervisor)
  • 19 September: Sarah van Overeem-van der Tholen (Business Coordinator)
  • 26 September: Rosa de Graaf (Assistant Curator)
  • 3 October: Wendy Bos (Production Officer) & Matthias Nothnagel (Curatorial Intern)
  • 10 October: Milou van Lieshout (PR Marketing & Communication Associate)
  • 17 October: Defne Ayas (Director)
  • 24 October: Kees Weeda (President Board)
  • 31 October: Docus van der Made (Education Assistant)
  • 7 November: Yoeri Meessen (Associate Director Education & Public Affairs)
  • 14 November: Gerda Brust
  • 21 November: Patrick C. Haas
  • 28 November: Jeroen Lavèn (Digital Communications Associate)
  • 5 December: Angélique Kool (Director’s Office / MarCom Officer) & Maria-Louiza Ouranou (Head of Publications)
  • 12 December: Emmelie Mijs (Events & Office Assistant / Art Mediator) & Elke van Waalwijk van Doorn (Receptionist & Office Assistant)
  • 19 December: Ella Broek (Receptionist & Office Assistant) & Erik Visser (Office-Library Assistant / Receptionist)