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The re:Kreators network organizes its 2nd international meeting in Lisbon, on November 16-18. The network meeting includes a public program, on November 17, Tuesday evening between 18-21h. The public event presents innovative practices from across Europe: Lisbon, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, London, Berlin, Warsaw, Bucharest, Budapest.
November 17, Largo Residencias, Largo do Intendente Pina Manique 19, 1100-285 Lisboa
6pm: Learning from Lisbon
7pm: Learning from the re:Kreators: Stipo (Rotterdam), Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam), Holzmarkt (Berlin), Shuffle (London), Darwin Ecosystem (Bordeaux), Institute for Public Space Research (Warsaw), Make a point (Bucharest), KÉK (Budapest)
8pm: The future of citymaking in Europe: Roundtable discussion
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re:Kreators is an open source network of organizations and individuals across Europe, re-creating public areas in cities that are not performing well, are abandoned or undeveloped and vacant. The re:K...

re:Kreators Lisbon conference

November 17, 2015, 9:20am

Lisboa Ginásio Auditório - Rua dos Anjos 63 1150-035 LISBOA

re:Kreators is an open source network of organizations and individuals across Europe, re-creating public areas in cities that are not performing well, are abandoned or undeveloped and vacant. The re:K...

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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days


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


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


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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Guerrilla tactics discussion starts Inspiring Cities debate on LinkedIn

Inspiring Cities started a discussion group on LinkedIn. A place to discuss the subjects you can read about on the site. Or new subjects you want to discuss yourselves. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=806797&trk=hb_side_g brings you to the LinkedIn page. The first subject that…

21 September, World PARKing Day

Call to Action — REBAR opened eyes worldwide by temporarily transforming a metered parking spot into a PARK. They reclaim the street…until the meter ran out. (Update: also check the results of PARK(ing) Day in the other Inspiring Cities article).…

Gallery 37: using cultural training for community development

Gallery 37 is a very succesful initiative to encourage socially excluded people to develop their cultural skills, and eventually move on to further education or employment.Gallery 37 now functions as a gateway to Birmingham’s cultural quarter. Gallery 37 is…


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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 10: Rob van den Bos

Rob is from Rotterdam: born and raised, although he works in Scheveningen. The people and different cultures in small neighbourhoods in and around the city centre form for him the soul of Rotterdam. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to…