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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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New Britain: Cultural Change in the last 10 years

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With Tony Blair resigning, after ten years of being in power, how has Britain changed over the last decade? When he started, Blair promised a New Britain. Financial Times has written an inspiring article about a completely new feel of…

CityPoem 12 – Leiden

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The Leiden Mural Poem Project. In 14 years time, Stichting TEGEN-BEELD managed to get no less than 101 poems painted on the city’s walls. The poems have been selected internationally: there are poems in more than 30 different languages. This…

Demos

Demos is a British (but with an international network) think tank for everyday democracy. Demos’s motto: We believe everyone should be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute to the common good. Our aim is to…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 34: Mare de Campos

Rotterdam is nice because it is “flat”, “green”, secure and because people makes it interesting. I loved hanging around by bike over there… feeling the wind beating my face every day. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

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.…