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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 60 – India

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There are many ways to donate poems to the public domain. In this CityPoem: Urdu poetry from the last Mughal emperor, on an Indian postal stamp.
India CityPoem: poem by Bahadur Shah Zafar
Article donated by Ejaz Mubashir
Indian Postal…

Illumination of Concrete

Frappant/Grosse Bergstrasse/Hamburg
On Friday the 13th
SPACE
DEPARTMENT* called for action in Frappant/Große Bergstraße Hamburg. Frappant is a vacant shopping-Centre-Passage which is in temporary use by mostly young artists and other creatives. Nearly every second month the building is owned…

CityPoem 89 – Lima

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The Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, is located on the cliffs of Chorrillos overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s surrounded by walls of romantic quotes scripted in mosaic tiles and a monumental statue of two lovers embracing…

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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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 20: Kevin Nolan

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When I get back from a trip to Rotterdam and people ask me where I’ve been, the usual reaction is a raised eyebrow and a “Rotterdam? Why Rotterdam?”, as if I had just announced my return from Tehran or Tashkent.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 9: Anton Stapelkamp

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Vice President of a Rotterdam Municipality, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, 41.000 inhabitants live in Rotterdam since 1966, loves this town.

1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 15: Esseline Schieven

… the best thing is the seeds of optimism planted all over town: the revival of the Meent, the opening of OBBA, the new community that is growning in Spangen, the survival of the new concepts on the Mathenesseweg, the…