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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...

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Film 'Our City', this Thursday April 9th, in ZoHo Cinema Rotterdam, screened by Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam on the occasion of the Metropolitan Fieldtrip to Brussels by Vereniging Deltametropool ... See MoreSee Less

Update: The filmmaker Maria Tarantino will be at the screening for a Q&A. Screening of Our City (Maria Tarantino, Belgium, 2014). A portrait of Brussels about neighborhoods and buildings, long-term re...

Metropolitan Field Film: Our City

April 9, 2015, 8:00pm - April 9, 2015, 10:00pm

Schoterboshof 25, Rotterdam

Update: The filmmaker Maria Tarantino will be at the screening for a Q&A. Screening of Our City (Maria Tarantino, Belgium, 2014). A portrait of Brussels about neighborhoods and buildings, long-term re...

3 weeks ago

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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 58 – Dublin (8)

Some of those poems left anonymously in the urban landscape. Dublin  CityPoem: Open Your Eyes, anonymous I open my eyes and that is what I see a land of fearful people still struggling to be free they hearts are full…

Old city, new life

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We cannot claim to speak of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and only look at its historical aspects. Photos Barcelona by Ramon Domènech & Victor LaudyMentioning the Mons Taber, Barcino or the last columns of Augustus’ Roman temple would not be…

CityPoem 20 – Tel Aviv

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A poem that can be read both horizontally and vertically.Rivka D. Mayer is artist, writer, photographer, poet, curator and researcher in Tel Aviv. This poem was part of a project Dialogaze with Window Poems. Rivka D. Mayer allowed her…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 9: Anton Stapelkamp

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Vice President of a Rotterdam Municipality, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, 41.000 inhabitants live in Rotterdam since 1966, loves this town.1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?…

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…

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.…