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Rotterdam Rooftop Days : a festive exploration of the cityscape from above. ... See MoreSee Less

Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

Rotterdamse Dakendagen

June 11, 2015, 4:00pm - June 14, 2015, 8:00pm

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Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

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Events

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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CityPoem 53 – Dublin (4)

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… “There’s Poetry In A Pint Of Guinness”Needless to say, probably, that this one can be found in the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. See more Dublin CityPoems:Dublin (1) – Cafe Zanzibar Dublin (2) – internet poetry Dublin (3)…

CityPoem 23 – Antwerp (2)

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Soul of Antwerp: the river Schelde. Made by a local hero, 83 steel letters (weight: 1.3 ton) hover over the water on the left bank of the river Schelde.Antwerp CityPoem: Fresh from the Sea, Marco Cools The poem is…

CityPoem 59 – São Paulo

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The famous Brazilian poet Mario de Andrade wrote a poem about the Soul of Sao Paulo.São Paulo CityPoem: Drizzle of my São Paulo, Mário de Andrade Below a poem shown in an exhibition about the city of São Paulo.…

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Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

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“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 23: Eddy Kaijser

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Culture in Rotterdam is like the spices in your meal. Without spices, your meal has no flavour. Without culture, Rotterdam is just an other gray city made out of steel and concrete. 1.   How do you describe Rotterdam to people…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 32: Wieteke ten Horn

The soul is in Rotterdam Zuid, Afrikaanderplein and Beijerlandselaan in summer. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam is second big city in…