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Great places of Oslo - The Vulkan area. A mixture of squatters, bohemians and city lovers mingling in an area with old warehouses, the river and new buildings

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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

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 […]

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CityPoem 74 – Paris (2)

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Photo: legilimens A CityPoem from Paris, donated by legilimens. Thank you! Paris CityPoem: Passant, Yves Bonnefoy The photo was taken in Paris, near Rue de Moufftard. Passer-by, watch this great tree and from across, it can suffice.For the same ripped…

Films and Manipulation

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A new trend on the internet: trailers cut to an entirely new interpretation. Brokeback Mountain, shown at the Filmfestival Rotterdam 2006. President Bush did not want to react to this gayromance and it was forbidden in China. However… did you…

Kalashnikovs To Sit On

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The Nucleo de Arte got involved in an extraordinary project. About the importance of the artists’ centre to Maputo and Mozambique, and to reconciliation. In workshops, members made works of art out of AK 47 machine guns, landmines and hand…

Media

To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…

Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation. Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems. Like other…

Sir Peter Hall: The polycentric mega-city

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“In England, lottery money has been spent in enormous amounts on new museums, large and small.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in…