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!

Giant Hares In O’Connell Street

What are these rabbits doing on the streets in Dublin? Photos: Infomatique Photos: Infomatique Part of the Inspiring Cities Dublin Week we raise the question: so how is Dublin doing in terms of integrating culture in the city? Besides the…

Urban Acoustics – Sound Hunt in Hamburg

A new way to discover the Soul of the City: through Sound. A first impression of the results of the Monospace Salon in Hamburg, with 1,7 mln residents Germany’s second city. The brand new Inspiring Cities Hamburg Office made this…

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.…


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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 13: Hans Stapper

Rotterdam is a harbour city for middle and lower classes. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? A city with a impressive world harbour,…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 26: Kees van Oorschot

I think the Rotterdam Climate Initiative will affect daily live in Rotterdam for the years to come. To reach the goals set out by the initiative means a change in economic thinking and development. Industry and transport, among other things,…

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…