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Join the Metropolitan Field Trip to Brussels, organized by Vereniging Deltametropool : April 23-25. ... See MoreSee Less

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels

April 23, 2015, 6:00pm - April 25, 2015, 9:00pm

Brussels

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

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Film 'Our City', this Thursday April 9th, in ZoHo Cinema Rotterdam, screened by Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam on the occasion of the Metropolitan Fieldtrip to Brussels by Vereniging Deltametropool ... See MoreSee Less

Update: The filmmaker Maria Tarantino will be at the screening for a Q&A. Screening of Our City (Maria Tarantino, Belgium, 2014). A portrait of Brussels about neighborhoods and buildings, long-term re...

Metropolitan Field Film: Our City

April 9, 2015, 8:00pm - April 9, 2015, 10:00pm

Schoterboshof 25, Rotterdam

Update: The filmmaker Maria Tarantino will be at the screening for a Q&A. Screening of Our City (Maria Tarantino, Belgium, 2014). A portrait of Brussels about neighborhoods and buildings, long-term re...

2 weeks ago

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9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

26 February 2015Inspiring Cities Film: Zürich

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An introduction evening on Zürich and it’s urban developments. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. But at the same time it is the place where one of the first fablabs in Europe was situated, where new small enterprises […]

13 November 2014Inspiring Films: The High Line

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This week the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize will be awarded to landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who is known for his garden and landscape designs, among others the High Line in New York. There are currently two films in production on the work of Piet Oudolf, at least one of them will be shown during the AFFR […]

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Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment…

CityPoem 31 – Osaka

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A CityPoem from Osaka, Japan, from an old Japanese anthology of poems collected by imperial command in 12 centuries.Osaka CityPoem Rough meaning: Hazy moon on the spring night. It seems like the tide came in to the naniwa (osaka)…

2Guerilla Tactics

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To strike with a small and informal group and quickly withdraw again, that’s guerilla warfare. This tactic is very appealing for culture strikes in cities, temporarily adding culture to a public or semi-public space. Inspiring Cities takes part in guerilla…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 24: Hans Snel

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Culture is important for every city, for the climate of living and doing business. Culture can strengthen the image of Rotterdam as a city of modern architecture.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are…