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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).

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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…

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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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Upside down house

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Brasilian architect designs his own houses

Have you ever seen a house built upside down? If not, hold your breath and go to Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. There were built two houses designed by Mr.…

Odd Sympathies, 2008 – Orchestrated Sounds of a City

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Odd Sympathies, a site-specific concert à pied, had its first performance in April 2008. Kerry Springs writes about this experience in Cardiff

Odd Sympathies, a site-specific concert à pied, had its first performance in April 2008.
An expectant crowd gathered…

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Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

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Culture created the city and the city created the culture. One couldn’t exist without the other.
Marcia is a 40 year-old Brazilian civil engineer who works with civil constructions for 17 years. She had lived in the US for some…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

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…