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The City at Eye Level

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Tonight the AFFR award winning film “Babushkas of Chernobyl” at the Inspiring Cities Film night in ZOHO. Join us!

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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

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 […]

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Street Art in Dublin: Asbestos

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“My works are all intended to entertain and provoke anyone who sees them on the streets.” As part of the Inspiring Cities 2007 Dublin Week we raise the question: how is Dublin doing in terms of integrating culture in the…

CityPoem 29 – Nijmegen

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A poem on the wall of Nijmegen, a city in the East of The Netherlands, title of a well known Dutch book with 365 poems for children.Nijmegen CityPoem: The Discovery, K. Schippers If you look around you Closely You…

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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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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 20: Kevin Nolan

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When I get back from a trip to Rotterdam and people ask me where I’ve been, the usual reaction is a raised eyebrow and a “Rotterdam? Why Rotterdam?”, as if I had just announced my return from Tehran or Tashkent.…

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…