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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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Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind in Dublin

Here is a link to an article about an important new place being developed in Dublin’s docklands. It is a collaboration between Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind’s website may be one for the guru section because (a) it is…

CityPoem 7 – Dublin

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A poem on the wall of the Cafe Zanzibar in Dublin.Dublin CityPoem Hot White Walls, Black Shadows.. The Aroma Of Strange Eastern Spices, Bazaar Delights! The Secret of Sandalwood and Cloves. A Sound of Laughter and Music and Drums……

CityPoem 73 – Reykjavik

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CityPoems in Reykjavik, about the soul of Reykjavik. Photos: Nanna Lind Reykjavik CityPoem: A Morning in June, Tómas Guðmundsson A morning in JuneA dripping silvery mist, The rain gleefully falls On busily growing flowers Barely out of the ground…

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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 – 48: Orhan Kaya

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The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good? Rotterdam is a modern…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 4: Luit de Haas

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I’m a Rotterdammer since 1972, when I started studying Economics at the Erasmus University. When I arrived I immediately fell in love with the city.Later on I married, of course, a Rotterdam born woman (the best there is). And…