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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 89 – Lima

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The Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, is located on the cliffs of Chorrillos overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s surrounded by walls of romantic quotes scripted in mosaic tiles and a monumental statue of two lovers embracing…

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 33 – Philadelphia

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Poetry looking for the soul of a house to be demolished – and thereby for the soul of Philadelphia. For this is/was not just a house.  Philadelphia CityPoem: Dilworth House, Dr. R.E. Booth Jr. This house stands in Philadelphia,…

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Rotterdam-week 8 questions – 45: Iris Dudok

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Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it. How do you describe Rotterdam…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 2: Natal da Graça

The chaos theory as a metaphor for Rotterdam, and other thoughts by the Managing Director of BestDutch. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good?…

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…