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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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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

CityPoem 68 – Niterói (Brazil)

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A poem of Pessoa, describing the Portuguese tears the sea is made of, on top of a historic military fort opposite Rio de Janeiro.

The photos of the poem were kindly contributed by Brian Morris – thanks Brian!
Niterói CityPoem:…

CityPoem 84 – Rotterdam (10)

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A poem referring to the electricity of this street in Rotterdam, surrounded by young people and music clubs.

Rotterdam CityPoem: ElectriCity, Jeroen Bodewits
This poem in the Gouvernestraat in Rotterdam was part of a series of events for ‘September in…

CityPoem 38 – Antwerp (3)

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A poem about poverty in Antwerp, painted on the wall of the social welfare institute.

Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Ramsey Nasr. Put on the wall of the Social Welfare Institute. The first…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It’s a city with a waterfront;…