CityPoem 43 – Antwerp (8)

“Back and Forth”, placed in the Antwerp Train Station.The sixth of 7 Antwerp CityPoems this week, ending in an in-depth interview with the people behind the Antwerp programme. Antwerp CityPoem: Heen en terug (Back and Forth), Tjitse Hofman Back…

CityPoem 42 – Antwerp (7)

This Thursday, a poem about the Antwerp ZOO. Photo: drhenkenstein Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Ramsey Nasr. Put on the wall in the Zoo. The fifth of 7 Antwerp CityPoems this week, ending…

CityPoem 41 – Antwerp (6)

A poem related to the book UtopiA, that starts in the City of Antwerp.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Ramsey Nasr. Put on the wall in Antwerp. The fourth of 7 Antwerp CityPoems…

CityPoem 40 – Antwerp (5)

A poem about being a stranger living in Antwerp. Put on 30,000 door hangers and spread all over Antwerp.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. The third of 7 Antwerp CityPoems this…

CityPoem 39 – Antwerp (4)

A poem about terraces in Antwerp – or at least, at first sight. Put on 500,000 beer mats and spread all over Belgium.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. The second of…

CityPoem 38 – Antwerp (3)

A poem about poverty in Antwerp, painted on the wall of the social welfare institute.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Ramsey Nasr. Put on the wall of the Social Welfare Institute. The first…

Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

The Twelve Principles for Cautious Urban Renewal

Kreuzberg, photo ToKi A call for Cautiousness that conquered Berlin, Germany and the rest of the World. In 1984, Berlin organised a double Building Exhibition. Mr Hardt-Waltherr Hämer and his team developed 12 principles for how urban renewal should take…

CityPoem 37 – Sheffield

Official announcement: Sheffield is twinning with Mars.Sheffield CityPoem: Off the Shelf, Roger McGough (Poem about Sheffield on the wall in Sheffield, displayed on the glass of the Winter Garden, one of the city’s best loved buildings. It was unveiled…

CityPoem 35 – Prague

Prague, Lennon Wall. During the communist era a place for anti-government slogans. Now graffiti – poems and words of peace by millions of visitors from around the world.Prague  CityPoem: the Lennon Wall A wall in Prague: The Lennon Wall,…