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Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction. ... See MoreSee Less

Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction.

Inspiring Cities, Inspiring Films

May 19, 2015, 8:00pm - May 19, 2015, 10:00pm

Schoterboshof 25, Rotterdam

Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction.

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Join the Metropolitan Field Trip to Brussels, organized by Vereniging Deltametropool : April 23-25. ... See MoreSee Less

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels

April 23, 2015, 6:00pm - April 25, 2015, 9:00pm

Brussels

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

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Events

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 […]

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 […]

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Walls of Incompetence

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Padua, 2006. No need for urban regeneration. Just build a wall! They are the city’s ugly face: the walls of fear, walls of shame, walls of incompetence. What started in Berlin, went on in Belfast and Jerusalem. Very recently, it…

CityPoem 79 – Rotterdam (6)

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A poem by the Rotterdam poet Henk Houthoff meant for the visitors of the Blaak market. Rotterdam CityPoem, photo dimormar Rotterdam CityPoem: It is not much, Henk Houthoff It is not much what I have gained Only this view 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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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

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 – 30: Bram Harkes

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The River Nieuwe Maas flows through my veins. That’s why I always have to work. As every citizen in Rotterdam. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are…