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Thursday, Daria Scagliola (architectural photographer) is ZoHo-guest in Kriterion Rotterdam. Evening in Dutch. ... See MoreSee Less

Zoho-gasten met Daria Scagliola

November 20, 2014, 8:30pm

Kriterion Rotterdam

Welkom bij ZoHo-gasten; een live versie van Zomergasten door en voor Rotterdammers.In deze eerste editie ontmoeten we Daria Scagliola, Rotterdams fotografe met Napolitaanse roots. En dat gaan we zi...

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Launch of OASE #93 in Rotterdam by Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. ... See MoreSee Less

OASE #93 Launch with screening Robinson in Ruins

November 20, 2014, 7:30pm

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

OASE #93 Journal for Architecture will be presented accompanied with the screening of the film Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller, UK 2010). Michiel Dehaene and Claudia Faraone will introduce the fil...

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It was again a great evening of Inspiring Films at Kriterion Rotterdam with AFFR and Inspiring Cities.

Tonight on the High Line with Peter Veenstra of Lola landscape architects. Thanks for joining! (3 photos)
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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 […]

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. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted […]

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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. Photo: Brian Morris Photo: Brian MorrisThe photos of the poem were kindly contributed by Brian…

Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006

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Sad news: Inspiring Cities’s hero Jane Jacobs, author of the most influential work on planning ever written, is no longer. The author of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”, the inspiration for all fans of the Creative Society, died…

Upside down house

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Brasilian architect designs his own housesHave you ever seen a house built upside down? If not, hold your breath and go to Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. There were built two houses designed by Mr.…

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To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

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…

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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 42: René Hanssens

Water is the soul of Rotterdam. I would bring my friends to the Lloyd’s Quarter. A surprising mix of old and new. It shows water, our maritime and trading history. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries.…