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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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CityPoem 67 – Cape Town

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How does Cape Town cope with its past? The District 6 Museum works with the memories of the city’s experiences. There are several poems capturing the changes on the walls of the museum: “To White South Africa”, “Times Change”. The…

CityPoem 70 – Copenhagen

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Inger Christensen wrote her masterpiece poem “Alphabet” in 1981. She uses the alphabet (from a [“apricots”] to n [“nights”]) along with the Fibonacci mathematical sequence in which the next number is the sum of the two previous ones (0, 1,…

CityPoem 20 – Tel Aviv

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A poem that can be read both horizontally and vertically.Rivka D. Mayer is artist, writer, photographer, poet, curator and researcher in Tel Aviv. This poem was part of a project Dialogaze with Window Poems. Rivka D. Mayer allowed her…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 36: Jeanette van der Does

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Rough, windy and unfinished. Rotterdam offers a lot of space for creative minds and gold diggers.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rough,…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 41: Johan Moerman

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Rotterdam is vibrant international port city with a flourishing cultural life. Rotterdam is open to the world, looking forward, driven by ideas about the future. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of…