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12 March 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Zürich

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Metropolitan Field Trip to Zürich: Thu 12 – Sat 14 March 2015. 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. It is quoted as city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city […]

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 […]

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CityPoem 46 – Wijk bij Duurstede

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A poem that captures the soul of Holland and is probably the best known one in The Netherlands. It describes the typical Dutch landscape.In 2000, the Dutch people chose this poem ‘Poem of the Century’. The poem was appropriately…

CityPoem 66 – Cairo

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A poem inviting thirsty passers-by inside for some cold water, a gift by the great ruler Muhammad Ali of Egypt to this part of Cairo. This photo was kindly contributed to our project by Khaled Yacoup thank you! Cairo CityPoem…

Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA)

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas project was established in 1981 and Anngret Simms is one of the Series Editors. The aim of the project is to record the topographical development of a selection of Irish towns both large and small.…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 27: Luc Boot

The Dutch “Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” (“Normal is crazy enough”) attitude has been invented in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is too modest about its achievements and ambitions. “Be good & tell it.” 1. How do you describe…

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…