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Inspiring Films: Detroit Special

September 18, 2014, 8:30pm

Kriterion Rotterdam

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).

Events

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…

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…

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

LoveLocks in Tata, Hungary

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The town of Tata in Hungary is beautifully located by two lakes and houses the 12th century castleof the legendary Hungarian King Matyás. But what is this gate????
The old centre of Tata is located at one of the lakes.…

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 25 – Goslar

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Another CityPoem by projection artist Jenny Holzer. This time in Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Goslar CityPoem: Blue Spike III, Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer made this work in the Kaiserring / Mönchehaus Museum of Goslar. The “Blue…

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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 – 47: Wanda Waanders

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I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 11: Hans Karssenberg

Hans is the co-founder of Inspiring Cities and director of Stipo, based in Amsterdam. Stipo collects and composes knowledge about urban development.
1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city.…