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16 July 2014Inspiring Films: “The Oil Rocks”

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The Oil Rocks – City above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009)

100 km off the coast of Baku in the Caspian sea, lies Neft Daslari, a network of oil rigs with a hotel, apartments, shops and sports facilities for 5,000…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

18 June 2014Inspiring Films: “Garbage Dreams”

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Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009)
Connected to the theme “Urban by Nature” of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the first film is dedicated to Urban Metabolism: waste and recycling. Guest speaker is Césare Peeren of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam…

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – 2007

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Kurt Vonnegut, author, journalist, humanist and anti-war campaigner passed away on April 11th 2007, aged 84.
Vonnegut, best known for his visionary science fiction work which queried the role of human, machine, time and our very existence, was inspired into…

Dragons in Rotterdam

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Lost: dragon. Found: new building
The West-Kruiskade is thé multicultural street of Rotterdam in one of the more interesting areas of the city (Oude Westen), with a.o. many Chinese and Surinam shops. The street also contains a multicultural house for…

CityPoem 55 – Dublin (6)

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“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
Dublin is writer’s city. Bloom’s day, that this Dublin Week leads up to, is the day of James Joyce. But Oscar Wilde is present in the current streetscape of the city too. He…

Media

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 – 18: Hans Redert

There is one festival who has an excellent reputation in giving a boost in the relation ship between Rotterdam and culture. I proudly present the Rotterdam film festival.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What…

Eight Questions for Ino Paap, Mediamatic Amsterdam

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Ino Paap is one of the founders of Mediamatic. We interviewed him about the 8 EPC questions.

Which city do you see as the nicest/best city that you know? What are its most important aspects that make it so good?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 43: Bas Akkers

Rotterdam is the only real modern city in The Netherlands.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is the only real modern city in…