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Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction. ... See MoreSee Less

Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction.

Inspiring Cities, Inspiring Films

May 19, 2015, 8:00pm - May 19, 2015, 10:00pm

Schoterboshof 25, Rotterdam

Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction.

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Join the Metropolitan Field Trip to Brussels, organized by Vereniging Deltametropool : April 23-25. ... See MoreSee Less

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels

April 23, 2015, 6:00pm - April 25, 2015, 9:00pm

Brussels

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

4 weeks ago

Events

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 […]

13 November 2014Inspiring Films: The High Line

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This week the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize will be awarded to landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who is known for his garden and landscape designs, among others the High Line in New York. There are currently two films in production on the work of Piet Oudolf, at least one of them will be shown during the AFFR […]

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CityPoem 48 – Barcelona

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Our first CityPoem from Barcelona, thanks to Jeroen Boggia’s contribution.Barcelona CityPoem: Les Formigues, Joan Salvat-Papasseit Unfortunately, no English translation yet. Original text in Catalan: Camí de sol per les rutes amigues unes formigues. See also:Barcelona (2) – inspiring…

CityPoem 78 – Rotterdam (5)

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A poem on Rotterdam by the best known legend from Rotterdam: Jules Deelder. The Fifth Rotterdam CityPoem, as part of Rotterdam Week. Photo: Wouter Spoor Rotterdam CityPoem: Rotterdam Cannot Be Filmed, Jules Deelder Rotterdam cannot be filmed (literal translation, not…

Tel Aviv Urbanography

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Urbanography: clipping a time-diffuse city impression. Is Tel Aviv, Israel, (un)like any other city? More in a beat. City A phenomenal interaction can be observed in the development of cities. Urbanisation is one of the largest demographic movements of the…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 39: Pauline de Vries

For me personally, Rotterdam is too small, I prefer bigger cities with more options, more variety, and more quality. Also, the city wants too much at the same time and is too much in a hurry to achieve it. 1.…

Alain de Botton: The City as a Cure for Loneliness

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“Cities are, as it were, enormous libraries filled not with books but with people.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities? Twelve…

Rotterdam-week 8 questions – 45: Iris Dudok

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Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it. How do you describe Rotterdam…