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11 March 2015Trip to Zürich (Save the Date)

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Save the Date for the Fieldtrip 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 […]

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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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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Rotterdam Cut Up: the Soul and Culture of the City

Hans Karssenberg, Jasja Zuidmeer and Jeroen Laven of Inspiring Cities made sure the evening went as arranged. They took care of photos, food and an organised discussion. Erasmus is the most famous of all Rotterdam citizens. However his statue has…

Neighbourshop On Tour

What product will you use to improve your dialogue with your neighbour? “Being neighbours is the first step to forming a society.” With this motto, twenty young artists in Amsterdam have bought up a former driving supermarket. They turned this…

The in-between Opera

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Underground opera between autobahns. The »raumlabor« from Berlin developed an interesting vision for the transformation of a suburban underground station between the cities of Mülheim and Essen (Ruhr area). A new type of opera will be created within the station…

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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 – 47: Wanda Waanders

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I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 4: Luit de Haas

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I’m a Rotterdammer since 1972, when I started studying Economics at the Erasmus University. When I arrived I immediately fell in love with the city.Later on I married, of course, a Rotterdam born woman (the best there is). And…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam World…