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VaLyo !Part 2014 – ingyenes köztéri fesztivál a Duna partján, Budapesten. videó: Zombori Balázs

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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.…

19 September 2014Park(ing) Day 2014

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Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.…

18 September 2014Inspiring Films: Detroit special

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An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012) and Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).
Brian Doucet – Brian is a…

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CityPoem 7 – Dublin

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A poem on the wall of the Cafe Zanzibar in Dublin.
Dublin CityPoem
Hot White Walls, Black Shadows.. The Aroma Of Strange
Eastern Spices, Bazaar Delights! The Secret of Sandalwood
and Cloves. A Sound of Laughter and Music and Drums……

CityPoem 38 – Antwerp (3)

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A poem about poverty in Antwerp, painted on the wall of the social welfare institute.

Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Ramsey Nasr. Put on the wall of the Social Welfare Institute. The first…

CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

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CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
While the goddess found
Rare men who matched her list,
None were “mr. right”.
So she journeyed home from
Where she…

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Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation.
Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems.
Like other…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

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The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.

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

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 44: Ina Klaassen

Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse city of The Netherlands.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse…