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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.…

19 September 2014Park(ing) Day 2014

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Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.…

18 September 2014Inspiring Films: Detroit special

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An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012) and Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).
Brian Doucet – Brian is a…

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!

Beyond the scope of ruin porn: Why Detroit matters

The central train station of Detroit. The last train arrived here years ago.

“That Dutch assholes come here and all they wanna do is taking pictures of abandoned buildings”, was a remarkable quote in the movie ‘Detroit Lives’ that was shown during the Inspiring Cities Inspiring Films event on September 18th, 2014. It…

CityPoem 3 – Newcastle (from the film Amélie)

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From Paris to Amélie to Newcastle. City copies film copies poetry?
This CityPoem on a wall in Newcastle is a copy of the CityPoem that Amélie encounters in the well known and well loved film Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulainon…

CityPoem 24 – Dublin (3)

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Dublin is booming, and urban regeneration a very important part of the city. Even so that people write poems about one of its instruments: community gain.
Also see:
> the Inspiring Cities Dublin Do It Yourself Culture Salon Report
>…

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 – 21: Nico Tillie

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The soul is about how it originated where it stands now and what it envisions for the future and acts with that. So I would show old and new Delfshaven and the harbour, the innercity and the River with the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 38: Tom Boot

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Being a real working city, cultural live isn’t on the forefront in Rotterdam. That didn’t prevent Rotterdam from creating a divers cultural climate. This makes Rotterdam a real city.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries?…

Ferran Mascarell on the civic dimension of cities

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Here Ferran Mascarell proves himself an optimist: not afraid to mention the city’s weaknesses or to criticize failures in recent urban politics, but in the end he shows confidence in the urban potential of Barcelona.
Ferran Mascarell has been responsible…