Statement for Strong Cities

“Let’s not talk about urban regeneration. Its too problem oriented and too physical. Let’s talk about urban development instead. This is about people, about stimulus, about coalitions and about future.”Effects of Good Government on the City Life (detail), Ambrogio…

CityPoem 30 – Ghent

A CityPoem from Ghent.Ghent CityPoem: Gelukstraat, Gent by Stefan Hertmans Gelukstraat (‘Luck Street’), Ghent It was in an old school, and the windows were high, that the shadow of a man bent over up to the circle of light…

CityPoem 29 – Nijmegen

A poem on the wall of Nijmegen, a city in the East of The Netherlands, title of a well known Dutch book with 365 poems for children.Nijmegen CityPoem: The Discovery, K. Schippers If you look around you Closely You…

Artist Anonymous, Amsterdam

All of a sudden it was there. In 1989, a small man started sawing the branch away under his fee in one of the trees near the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. But who is the artist???Who has my hat? Even…

Jan Merx: Disturbing the Usual

Jan Merx: a Dutch visual artist who likes to interact with the built environment. He uses the combination between the context and his statement to disturb the usual. This is necessary to provoke people to think, feel and perceive more…

CityPoem 27 – Lisbon

“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.”See also the previous one at his house of birth in Santiago: Pido Silencio. Lisbon CityPoem: Twenty Love Poems, Pablo Neruda Poem on a wall in the Alfama…