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11 March 2015Trip to Zürich (Save the Date)

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Save the Date for the Fieldtrip 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 […]

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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CityPoem 91 – Utrecht (2)

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In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.Poem by Virginie Driesen: een straat in de zon en…

CityPoem 94 – Sao Paulo

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Poetry and prose in unusual places in Sao Paulo. City Poems: SESC Show of Arts 2008 (Oct 08-18th) (SESC – Commerce Social Service) A quite unusual show happened in the SESC units in Sao Paulo. Poetry and prose were shown…

OMA / REX Museum Plaza in Louisville, KY

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A new Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky It will give Louisville, KY a complete new face. “Museum Plaza is not just a building. It’s a riverfront city centre where commerce and culture thrive. Driven by local leaders, Museum Plaza is…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 38: Tom Boot

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Being a real working city, cultural live isn’t on the forefront in Rotterdam. That didn’t prevent Rotterdam from creating a divers cultural climate. This makes Rotterdam a real city.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries?…

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

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Meet the world in Rotterdam!1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? – I tell them how beautiful the river swings through the heart…