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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 […]

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 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…

Barcelona 1912 – La perla del mediterráneo

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In honour of Barcelona joining the Inspiring Cities City Offices, we show this enchanting film of Barcelona in 1912.Always wondered would it would feel like 100 years ago? Watch the film proudly showing Park Güell, freshly opened, and many…

Found: ecocabs

More and more cities are getting Ecocabs on their streets and they have recently arrived in Dublin courtesy of Ecocabs Ireland Limited. Ecocabs are free bicycle-driven cabs that will take you anywhere in the city centre at no charge.  Kind…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 4: Luit de Haas

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I’m a Rotterdammer since 1972, when I started studying Economics at the Erasmus University. When I arrived I immediately fell in love with the city.Later on I married, of course, a Rotterdam born woman (the best there is). And…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 5: Wilbert Vonk

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KPN Toren op Zuid: its inventive, experimetal, communicative, celebrating entrepeneurship… and ugly! 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It has two personalties… A…