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12 March 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Zürich

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Metropolitan Field Trip 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 the wealthiest city […]

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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Audiomaps of cities

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In urban planning, sound is merely considered as a pollution problem. The Institute for Adaptive Music and Sound (IAMS) looks at the positive side of sound. During previous Inspiring Cities events in 2007 (in Hamburg and during Rotterdam-week) Kees Went…

LED’s take it to the Bridge!

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On Sunday 14th of September the Utrecht City Office of Inspiring Cities illuminated the Prins Clausbridge with 200 colored LED-lights.The Prins Clausbridge is probably the most beautiful bridge in Utrecht. However, it is seldom used. People hardly ever walk…

Rotterdam Cut Up: the Soul and Culture of the City

Hans Karssenberg, Jasja Zuidmeer and Jeroen Laven of Inspiring Cities made sure the evening went as arranged. They took care of photos, food and an organised discussion. Erasmus is the most famous of all Rotterdam citizens. However his statue has…

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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 – 27: Luc Boot

The Dutch “Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” (“Normal is crazy enough”) attitude has been invented in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is too modest about its achievements and ambitions. “Be good & tell it.” 1. How do you describe…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 20: Kevin Nolan

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When I get back from a trip to Rotterdam and people ask me where I’ve been, the usual reaction is a raised eyebrow and a “Rotterdam? Why Rotterdam?”, as if I had just announced my return from Tehran or Tashkent.…