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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 […]

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 […]

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Gossip and backbiting

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In Bergen op Zoom, a small city in the south-west of the Netherlands, a neighourhood is being transformed. Part of the project to make the neighbourhood better, is art in public space.In the spring of 2006 KidOR (foundation for…

CityPoem 14 – London

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Light projections by artist Jenny Holzer. An interesting fusion between light art, cityscape, and poems: the Polish Wislawa Szymborska and Palestinian Mahmoud Darwish. See also Jenny Holzer CityPoem in Goslar, Germany – on Inspiring Cities Jenny Holzer was commissioned to…

For Your City’s Daily Emotions: the D-Tower

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It is Doetinchem’s most well known and controversial statue: the D-toren (D-tower). It is the first of five modern towers at busy sections in the the city of Doetinchem.Love, Happiness, Fear or Hate The tower is twelve metres tall…

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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.

Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

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Culture created the city and the city created the culture. One couldn’t exist without the other. Marcia is a 40 year-old Brazilian civil engineer who works with civil constructions for 17 years. She had lived in the US for some…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 13: Hans Stapper

Rotterdam is a harbour city for middle and lower classes. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? A city with a impressive world harbour,…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 11: Hans Karssenberg

Hans is the co-founder of Inspiring Cities and director of Stipo, based in Amsterdam. Stipo collects and composes knowledge about urban development. 1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city.…