2o12

The Shifting City

For the debate ‘The Shifting City’ organised by the Architectural Institute Nijmegen and the Art Centre LUX, David  Dooghe and Donica Buisman showed their first ideas on strategic temporary and long term programmes of future city island in Nijmegen.

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New City Gates

A research on the potential of Park&Ride buildings as new city gates of Antwerp.

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Plug In & Play

A design-research on how to develop empty plots in Rotterdam centre.

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Open, experimental and participative

How did the piecing together of different initiatives gradually give rise to the urban cultural foyer at Schouwburgplein? Article on Soundpiece in CITIES The Magazine issue #o2: “EMERGING CENTERS”.

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City Gallery_Cool exhibited

City Gallery Cool, the map that sees Rotterdam as an open air museum and exhibits a new way to experience this museum, was part of the exhibition: ‘De Aankoop’. 

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Soundpiece on record

  WORM, the Institute for Avant-garde Recreation Rotterdam and Soundpiece asked the sound artists Rutger Zuydervelt (MachineFabriek), Pierre Bastien and Dyane Donck (Daisy Bell) to produce a 15-minute track to be played at Soundpiece.  

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Vacant Rotterdam

A vibrant city has an appealing street scene. Rotterdamse Nieuwe therefore collaborates with Tussentijd Rotterdam to lower shops vacancy. Young entrepreneurs are given the possibility to come with their plans and concepts. Out of this the owner of the vacant shop space selects a winner, who can start up his or her business at a lowered rent.

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People make the metropolis, the public authorities try to keep up

In the public Metropolis Forum, the annual meeting of Deltametropolis Association, the metropolitan development of the Netherlands was the central issue. Short essays of experts and people involved, were the input for the debate on how metropolitan development in the Netherlands can kick-start.

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tIP o7|o7 Knowledge Clusters @ VU

Philip McCann is Professor of Economic Geography at Groningen University and Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy. He has been examining the relationship between education, employment and locality. In his view, higher education can significantly improve life chances, whilst also playing an important employment role in local economies.

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WenK Sint Lucas: Molenbeek

David Dooghe is a studio mentor for the Master Urban Design at Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Sint-Lucas, Gent.

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Water Garden

The water garden is design project for the ACCA competition: Bridge for the Hermitage Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At the ‘Water Garden’ of the Hermit­age interaction takes place between the water, the museum and the inhabitants and visitors of the city.

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Square Wim Saerens

A design for the redevelopment of the Square Wim Saerens in Deurne, Antwerp.

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When organising meets planning.

Do the Dutch and the Fleming secretly envy each other’s urban design practice? Article in CITIES The Magazine, issue #o2: “EMERGING CENTERS”  

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Spying on the Neighbours!

House DDR’dam was part of the annual festival Spying on the Neighbours (Gluren bij de Buren).  

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Future Housing Formats for Young and Old

For the congress ‘Future Housing Formats for Young and Old’, organised by the Real Estate Society, David Dooghe was asked to kick off with a presentation on trends in youth culture and the effects on real estate.

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RAvB: Microclimates_for regional diversity

The question: How can something as small as a MICROclimate have an influence on a REGIONAL scale? was the starting point for the Summerschool 2o12 of the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design on ‘microclimates_for regional diversity’.

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Poetry meets Pop

For annual Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, students of the Rotterdam Pop academy made a soundscape for Soundpiece. The students started from poems of Sirgurbjörg Tharstardóttir, Andrea Gibellini, J.A. Deelder, Oscar Pastior and Herman de Coninck. 

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tIP final debate, the Metropolitan Strategy NL

The starting point for a Metropolitan Strategy for the Netherlands, as a result of the Interperspective Perspectives series  

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tIP o6|o7 Attractive City @ ULcL

Doug Saunders is Bureau Chief and journalist at The Globe and Mail Europe. Doug Saunders is also the author of the book ‘Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World’ (2010), which has questioned and changed the common views on migration, cities, population growth, foreign aid and politics. He is currently researching the city of Antwerp, with emphasis on the 2060 district, to see how this area functions as an arrival city.  

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tIP o5|o7 International Organisations @ ULcDH

Eric Corijn is Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Besides this, he is also the Director of COSMOPOLIS City, Culture and Society Research Group. In his article ‘Brussels as an international city’, Corijn claims that “a true ‘Capital city’ should be more than the mere location of the power echelons and administrative offices. It should (…) be a place where the global vision is created, produced and represented”. In order to be successful, internationalisation at the top needs to be linked to internationalisation at the bottom.

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