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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

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 […]

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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
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CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

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CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.While the goddess found Rare men who matched her list, None were “mr. right”. So she journeyed home from Where she…

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…

Strange statues

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Statues that make you smile from all over the world. My own contribution to the collection are these two statues I found in Rotterdam and Antwerp. For a big collection of statues that make you smile check out a…

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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.

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it. Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 43: Bas Akkers

Rotterdam is the only real modern city in The Netherlands. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam is the only real modern city in…