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Amsterdam gets a City Storyteller

Storytelling has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Now, also cities get their own. Amsterdam appointed Karel Baracs as City Storyteller.After City Poets, a City Rapper, City Composers and a City Philosopher we now also have a…

CityPoem 85 – Hamburg

A 450 square metre poem about memento, modern architecture and trash chutes. Photo: Photo: On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the »Grindelhochhäuser« the 450 sq.m. »einwortwerk« (»onewordwork(of art)«) was enrolled. The poem is a documentary extract…


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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 42: René Hanssens

Water is the soul of Rotterdam. I would bring my friends to the Lloyd’s Quarter. A surprising mix of old and new. It shows water, our maritime and trading history. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries.…

Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam World…