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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.…

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…

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!

CityPoem 50 – Vienna

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A milestone: the 50th CityPoem. What could be a more appropriate highlight than ‘Pick a Poem’?
Vienna CityPoem, Helmut Seethaler
Pick a Poem.  (Pflück Gedichte.) The author writes poems on scraps of paper, and sticks them on Vienna’s main streets.…

CityPoem 40 – Antwerp (5)

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A poem about being a stranger living in Antwerp. Put on 30,000 door hangers and spread all over Antwerp.

Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. The third of 7 Antwerp CityPoems this…

Strange statues

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Statues that make you smile from all over the world.
My own contribution to the collection are these two statues I found in Rotterdam and Antwerp.

 

For a big collection of statues that make you smile check out a…

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.

Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

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“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It’s a city with a waterfront;…