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16 July 2014Inspiring Films: “The Oil Rocks”

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The Oil Rocks – City above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009)

100 km off the coast of Baku in the Caspian sea, lies Neft Daslari, a network of oil rigs with a hotel, apartments, shops and sports facilities for 5,000…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

18 June 2014Inspiring Films: “Garbage Dreams”

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Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009)
Connected to the theme “Urban by Nature” of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the first film is dedicated to Urban Metabolism: waste and recycling. Guest speaker is Césare Peeren of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam…

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CityPoem 35 – Prague

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Prague, Lennon Wall. During the communist era a place for anti-government slogans. Now graffiti – poems and words of peace by millions of visitors from around the world.
Prague CityPoem: the Lennon Wall
A wall in Prague: The Lennon Wall,…

How to make a spatial vision in one day

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The city district of Hillegersberg Schiebroek wants to be prepared for the future. What are the challenges facing the district in the coming 25 years? Normally, in these cases, consultants are asked to do a study about the challenges and…

CityPoem 39 – Antwerp (4)

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A poem about terraces in Antwerp – or at least, at first sight. Put on 500,000 beer mats and spread all over Belgium.

Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. The second of…

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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 – 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…

‘Bicing’ in Medieval Barcelona

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I remember the moment that Barcelona got its free bicycles, called ‘Bicing.’ Accompanied by a slogan that stated that this is for all the people living in Barcelona, you could feel the pride and automatic acceptance. Expectations were exceeded enormously…