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Inspiring Films: Detroit Special

September 18, 2014, 8:30pm

Kriterion Rotterdam

An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: - After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012), and - Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).

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19 September 2014Park(ing) Day 2014

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Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.…

18 September 2014Inspiring Films: Detroit special

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An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012) and Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).
Brian Doucet - Brian is a…

16 July 2014Inspiring Films: “The Oil Rocks”

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The Oil Rocks – City above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009)

100 km off the coast of Baku in the Caspian sea, lies Neft Daslari, a network of oil rigs with a hotel, apartments, shops and sports facilities for 5,000…

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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

CityPoem 33 – Philadelphia

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Poetry looking for the soul of a house to be demolished - and thereby for the soul of Philadelphia. For this is/was not just a house.
 
Philadelphia CityPoem: Dilworth House, Dr. R.E. Booth Jr.
This house stands in Philadelphia,…

Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – 2007

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Kurt Vonnegut, author, journalist, humanist and anti-war campaigner passed away on April 11th 2007, aged 84.
Vonnegut, best known for his visionary science fiction work which queried the role of human, machine, time and our very existence, was inspired into…

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To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

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I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 5: Wilbert Vonk

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KPN Toren op Zuid: its inventive, experimetal, communicative, celebrating entrepeneurship… and ugly!
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It has two personalties… A…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam World…