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Sharmilee Mahadew

Clean Me A River

Clean River Soon

Tired of the numerous throw-it-away-immediately handouts you get and the many annoying commercials on your phone or television? Beauty brand Shokubutsu HANA introduces a more interesting way of advertising: a purifying water billboard floating on a river. This billboard, made out of grass, actually cleans the polluted water of the river, conveying the message “Clean River Soon”.

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  • Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

    NDVR

    Antwerp-based urban design office NDVR (pronounced as ‘endeavor’) is working on the redevelopment of the Slaughterhouse site in the city’s Damwijk district. Their continuous search for a new role of the urban planner in contemporary society got them involved with Stadsklas, a spring school on DIY urbanism hosted by Stroom The Hague. We spoke with Tim Devos and Seppe De Blust, both from NDVR, about how you could use problems to make a change.

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  • Neighborhood Box Shop Boosts Local Economy In Rotterdam

    The Wijkwaardenhuis features products and services from local entrepreneurs

    How to create neighborhood involvement and participation, how to keep it? And how can this local involvement and participation eventually contribute to the quality of a city? During the first Stadsklas course on Thursday May 8th, artist Jeanne van Heeswijk will tell you all about it in Rotterdam, where she founded the Freehouse foundation, an initiative to boost cultural consciousness and economic capacity.

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