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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 […]

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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For Your City’s Daily Emotions: the D-Tower

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It is Doetinchem’s most well known and controversial statue: the D-toren (D-tower). It is the first of five modern towers at busy sections in the the city of Doetinchem.Love, Happiness, Fear or Hate The tower is twelve metres tall…

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,…

CityPoem 59 – São Paulo

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The famous Brazilian poet Mario de Andrade wrote a poem about the Soul of Sao Paulo.São Paulo CityPoem: Drizzle of my São Paulo, Mário de Andrade Below a poem shown in an exhibition about the city of São Paulo.…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 5: Wilbert Vonk

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KPN Toren op Zuid: its inventive, experimetal, communicative, celebrating entrepeneurship… and ugly! 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It has two personalties… A…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 44: Ina Klaassen

Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse city of The Netherlands. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse…

The Bioregion City – Barbara Botos

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Cities as part of Bioregions? The mythical bird Turul on top of the hill watching over Tatabánya (photo Hans Karssenberg) Barbara Botos is strategic and environmental manager in Tatabánya, Hungary. How does she view the relation between Cities and Culture?…