CityPoem 47 – Taipei

A poem in the Taipei MRT ShihPai Station (Tamshui-Shintien Line or Beitou-Nanshih Chiao Line): Transformation, by the major American Modernist poet Wallace Stevens.Taipei  CityPoem: Sunday Morning, Wallace Stevens Sunday Morning Wallace Stevens I Complacencies of the peignoir, and late…

CityPoem 46 – Wijk bij Duurstede

A poem that captures the soul of Holland and is probably the best known one in The Netherlands. It describes the typical Dutch landscape.In 2000, the Dutch people chose this poem ‘Poem of the Century’. The poem was appropriately…

Installment, a book in 64 cities

An inspiring project using the internet and over 65 cities from all over the world as its stage: the book ‘Implementation’, by Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg. Photo: Jill Photo: Jill Photo: Jill The novel ‘Installment’ was cut into pieces.…

CityPoem 45 – Beijing

Near the Old Summer Palace, poetry with a very short life: the new Bejing phenomenon of water-wrting, suddenly popular in the last ten years.Beijing CityPoem: Water-writing This is water-writing. The characters fade into the thin air once the water…

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Reinier de Graaf: The City as Predictor of the Future

“Cities are, as it were, territorial avant gardes showing how we have to tackle things.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities?…

Antwerp, CityChromosomes, Culture and New Media

How do we find the Chromosomes of Antwerp and Leeds? How are the dreams of the city brought together? Why is it important to stream books? In a windy and cold Antwerp, mid December, we meet the people behind the…

Antwerp, Books, Poets and Podcasts

A tower declaring its love by a poem to a cathedral. A text message book for and by the city. Beer mats with poems. The Antwerp method to effect people by culture in a very direct way. What is behind…

CityPoem 44 – Antwerp (9)

Soul of Antwerp: the river Schelde. A poem about this river, projected on this river.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. Projected in neon on the river at night. The last of 7…