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Judgmental Maps make fun of just about everyone, as you may be able to tell from this charming map of London. Read our interview with the site's founder here: http://www.citymetric.com/maps-pouring-scorn-everyone-coming-soon-city-near-you

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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…

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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 40 – Antwerp (5)

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A poem about being a stranger living in Antwerp. Put on 30,000 door hangers and spread all over Antwerp.

Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. The third of 7 Antwerp CityPoems this…

Jan Merx: Disturbing the Usual

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Jan Merx: a Dutch visual artist who likes to interact with the built environment. He uses the combination between the context and his statement to disturb the usual. This is necessary to provoke people to think, feel and perceive more…

CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

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CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
While the goddess found
Rare men who matched her list,
None were “mr. right”.
So she journeyed home from
Where she…

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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 – 10: Rob van den Bos

Rob is from Rotterdam: born and raised, although he works in Scheveningen. The people and different cultures in small neighbourhoods in and around the city centre form for him the soul of Rotterdam.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to…