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11 March 2015Trip to Zürich (Save the Date)

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Save the Date for the Fieldtrip to Zürich: thu 12 – sat 14 march 2015. 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. It is quoted as city with the best quality of life in the world as well as […]

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 […]

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. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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CityPoem 66 – Cairo

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A poem inviting thirsty passers-by inside for some cold water, a gift by the great ruler Muhammad Ali of Egypt to this part of Cairo. This photo was kindly contributed to our project by Khaled Yacoup thank you! Cairo CityPoem…

CityPoem 49 – Utrecht

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A poem reacting to its site, opposite Utrecht Central Station. Known by many travelers arriving by train. Written by one of the city’s most important poets.Utrecht CityPoem: En hoe verder hij ging… (‘And the further he went…’), Cornelius Carolius…

CityPoem 84 – Rotterdam (10)

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A poem referring to the electricity of this street in Rotterdam, surrounded by young people and music clubs.Photo: Hans Karssenberg Photo: Hans Karssenberg Rotterdam CityPoem: ElectriCity, Jeroen Bodewits This poem in the Gouvernestraat in Rotterdam was part of a…

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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…