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Inspiring Films: Detroit Special

September 18, 2014, 8:30pm

Kriterion Rotterdam

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).

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…

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

LoveLocks Revisited: Pécs, Hungary

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Have a lock inscribed for the two of you, lock it to the gate, throw away the key, and your love will last.
Earlier Inspiring Cities published about the Lovelocks in Tata, near the lake. Lovers inscribe their names in…

Sensity artworks by Stanza

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A network of sensors, some fixed, and some embedded, collects data which display the emotional state of the city.
Sensity artworks by Stanza are made from the data that is collected across the urban and environment infrastructure.
A network of…

Odd Sympathies, 2008 – Orchestrated Sounds of a City

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Odd Sympathies, a site-specific concert à pied, had its first performance in April 2008. Kerry Springs writes about this experience in Cardiff

Odd Sympathies, a site-specific concert à pied, had its first performance in April 2008.
An expectant crowd gathered…

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.

Reinier de Graaf: The City as Predictor of the Future

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“Cities are, as it were, territorial avant gardes showing how we have to tackle things.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam World…