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Prague Sculpture Grande

International open air Festival of Sculptures in the Centre of Prague. 20 June – 30 September 2007. Prague July 2007 This article was contributed by Ellen Delzenne – thanks Ellen! Sculpture Grande is an art event that takes place in…

CityPoem 44 – Antwerp (9)

Soul of Antwerp: the river Schelde. A poem about this river, projected on this river.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. Projected in neon on the river at night. The last of 7…

Temporary art on derelict sites in Rotterdam

Between the dereliction of an old building and the construction of a new landing, there is a moment of weeks, months, sometimes years that you find wasteland in the city.In Rotterdam the policy in some areas is to offer…


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Jacqueline Vermaat: New York and other ant hills

Jacqueline Vermaat works for dS+V, the housing and planning department of the city of Rotterdam. She is head of the housing section. Jacqueline is also a notorious traveler to countries and cities all over the world. So she knows her…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

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…