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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 63 – Karachi

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A poem of the legendary Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.Karachi CityPoem: poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz Till the strength in these hands remains, and the blood in them warm While truth dwells in this heart, and courage in this…

Public space in London

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Lessons from one of the most succesful cities in the world: what does public space look like when there is plenty of money available?During the Rotterdam week participants of the different salons stressed the importance of well designed public…

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…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 2: Natal da Graça

The chaos theory as a metaphor for Rotterdam, and other thoughts by the Managing Director of BestDutch. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good?…

Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 44: Ina Klaassen

Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse city of 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 most “un-Dutch” and diverse…