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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 […]

16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013) (English and Hongarian (dubbed in English)) On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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Le Sommet de la Francophonie

Since 1986, once at two years, the political leaders of the countries members of the International Organization of the Francophone get together for what is known as Le Sommet de la Francophonie. The supreme instance of the Francophone, the Summit…

New Tower of Culture on Manhattan

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New York will have a new and distinctive skyscraper. This time no bank or international headquarters. The Museum of Modern Art, at 53rd St near Central Park will expand. It has chosen a 75 story design of French architect Jean…

David in Cologne

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It is a very surpising moment to find yourself walking in the streets of old Cologne, and suddenly confronting this modern version of David. photos: Jeroen Laven   I liked the contrast. The statue is by Ronald Feldman. The location…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 33: Sandra Kruin

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Rotterdam is not an open-air museum like other cities. You come for a purpose; you don’t come just for a stroll. It would be nice if there were more possibilities where people could visit for no reason and stay longer…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

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Meet the world in Rotterdam!1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? – I tell them how beautiful the river swings through the heart…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 21: Nico Tillie

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The soul is about how it originated where it stands now and what it envisions for the future and acts with that. So I would show old and new Delfshaven and the harbour, the innercity and the River with the…