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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…

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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!

Bryant Park

This summer I visited New York.
One of the loveliest surprises the city offered me was Bryant Park located in the heart of Manhattan, situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets &…

CityPoem 82 – Vienna (2)

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A poem on a building.

wos wüü den ana scho redn
waun a no nii draust woa
about what can someone talk…
when one was never »out there«
This picture of a facade of the »wohnpark donaucity« in vienna was…

CityPoem 94 – Sao Paulo

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Poetry and prose in unusual places in Sao Paulo.
City Poems: SESC Show of Arts 2008 (Oct 08-18th)
(SESC – Commerce Social Service)
A quite unusual show happened in the SESC units in Sao Paulo. Poetry and prose were shown…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 14: Merle Pijlman

ACTION That’s the word that pops up in my mind. The culture in Rotterdam is one of acting, not talking. It’s a working city, always wanting to move further, building more.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 36: Jeanette van der Does

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Rough, windy and unfinished. Rotterdam offers a lot of space for creative minds and gold diggers.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rough,…