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Last summer the Malmö Festival 2014 took place. Design agency SNASK created a giant, colorful playground that functions as a festival poster at the same time.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34239

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Events

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…

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Guerrilla gardening

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Do you feel irritated about the neglect of public space in your city? Maybe it’s time to become a gardener. A guerrilla gardener!
In more and more cities all over the world people start acting as guerrilla gardeners.
Guerrilla gardening…

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 26 – Santiago

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A love poem by the legendary Pablo Neruda, taken in Santiago. “I request silence.”
See also the Pablo Neruda CityPoem in Lisbon, from Twenty Love Poems.
Santiago CityPoem: Pido Silencio en Estravagario, Pablo Neruda
(One of Neruda’s Poems serve as…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

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I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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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…

‘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…