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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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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

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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 […]

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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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CityPoem 53 – Dublin (4)

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… “There’s Poetry In A Pint Of Guinness”Needless to say, probably, that this one can be found in the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. See more Dublin CityPoems:Dublin (1) – Cafe Zanzibar Dublin (2) – internet poetry Dublin (3)…

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…

Creating the Soul of New Town Almere

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“Once you live in Almere, you have to get up and do something, otherwise you get depressed.” Connie Franssen works as a freelance journalist. In 1997, she moved from her beloved Amsterdam to new town Almere.  She is one of…

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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…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

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Meet the world 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? – I tell them how beautiful the river swings through the heart…

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…