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SoundCities: Compose Your Own Urban Mix

Pick’n’mix your own sounds from Bilbao to Brazil, from Dresden tot Istanbul, from Ljubljana to San Sebastian. Make a symphony of church bells, urban industrial sounds, sirens from cities all over the world. Soundcities!The Soundcities Database is an online…

CityPoem 27 – Lisbon

“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.”See also the previous one at his house of birth in Santiago: Pido Silencio. Lisbon CityPoem: Twenty Love Poems, Pablo Neruda Poem on a wall in the Alfama…

CityPoem 74 – Paris (2)

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…


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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 14: Merle Pijlman

ACTION That’s the word that pops up in my mind. The culture in Rotterdam is one of acting, not talking. It’s a working city, always wanting to move further, building more. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rotterdam week 8 Questions – 7: Patrick van Beveren

Manager Urban renewal and Housing in Amsterdam, loves Feyenoord and Bert van Marwijk. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? In a way Rotterdam…