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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…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

18 June 2014Inspiring Films: “Garbage Dreams”

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Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009)
Connected to the theme “Urban by Nature” of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the first film is dedicated to Urban Metabolism: waste and recycling. Guest speaker is Césare Peeren of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam…

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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 71 – Zaandam

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A poem for the main ‘carrier’ of Zaandam: the river Zaan. The first poem written by the newly appointed CityPoet of Zaandam, Hans Kuyper.
Zaandam CityPoem: De eeuwige (The Eternal One), Hans Kuyper
This poem was donated and translated by…

CityPoem 16 – Hoorn

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A floating poem, by ‘general visual artist’ Jan Merx, who mixes architecture, visual art, literature, philosophy and sound in his work.
See also
> Inspiring Cities article: Jan Merx about his work, with many illustrations: Disturbing the Usual
> Inspiring…

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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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 27: Luc Boot

The Dutch “Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” (“Normal is crazy enough”) attitude has been invented in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is too modest about its achievements and ambitions. “Be good & tell it.”
1. How do you describe…

Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation.
Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems.
Like other…