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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…

Topics

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 91 – Utrecht (2)

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In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.
Poem by Virginie Driesen:
een straat
in de zon
en…

Museumplein Amsterdam – The Stompstone Song

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“Sit back and be impressed! I certainly was!”

Earlier, we showed you the Musical Tiles, or ‘Dance Chimes’ on Museumplein, Amsterdam, as part of our citysounds programme. One of our readers, Janneke, said “Sit back and be impressed! I certainly…

CityPoem 74 – Paris (2)

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A CityPoem from Paris, donated by legilimens. Thank you!
Paris CityPoem: Passant, Yves Bonnefoy
The photo was taken in Paris, near Rue de Moufftard.
Passer-by,
watch this great tree
and from across,
it can suffice.For the same ripped apart, tarnished,…

Media

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 36: Jeanette van der Does

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Rough, windy and unfinished. Rotterdam offers a lot of space for creative minds and gold diggers.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rough,…

Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

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Culture created the city and the city created the culture. One couldn’t exist without the other.
Marcia is a 40 year-old Brazilian civil engineer who works with civil constructions for 17 years. She had lived in the US for some…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 25: Fons Burger

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There has been a lot of sowing in the eighties and nineties in cultural life, architecture and urban planning. We have to harvest this (after a short break) in the coming years.
 
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people…