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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 […]

13 November 2014Inspiring Films: The High Line

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This week the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize will be awarded to landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who is known for his garden and landscape designs, among others the High Line in New York. There are currently two films in production on the work of Piet Oudolf, at least one of them will be shown during the AFFR […]

16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013) (English and Hongarian (dubbed in English)) On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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CityPoem 90 – Brasilia, Poetry in the Gutter

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Residents of Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, made a protest on July, 9th against the destruction of poems published on bus stops around town.The poems were published in panels, written with ceramic mosaics and were a distraction to those waiting for…

CityPoem 26 – Santiago

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A love poem by the legendary Pablo Neruda, taken in Santiago. “I request silence.”See also the Pablo Neruda CityPoem in Lisbon, from Twenty Love Poems. Santiago CityPoem: Pido Silencio en Estravagario, Pablo Neruda (One of Neruda’s Poems serve as…

CityPoem 52 – Minneapolis

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Why is a whole community painting poems on walls?The photos of this special project were sent in by Eric Gustafson of the organisation. Thanks Eric! Minneapolis CityPoem: The Sun Never Says, Hafez This CityPoem is part of Corcoran Neighborhood’s…

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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 – 36: Jeanette van der Does

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Rough, windy and unfinished. Rotterdam offers a lot of space for creative minds and gold diggers.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rough,…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 39: Pauline de Vries

For me personally, Rotterdam is too small, I prefer bigger cities with more options, more variety, and more quality. Also, the city wants too much at the same time and is too much in a hurry to achieve it. 1.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 24: Hans Snel

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Culture is important for every city, for the climate of living and doing business. Culture can strengthen the image of Rotterdam as a city of modern architecture.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are…