headline insight wisdom of the expanding WHY delegations. fresh translations of the white spots and blindspots of rotterdam. On the contrary, reality is the stuff that goes away when you believe in it.

LEBBEUS WOODS: THE CITY IN CRISIS

That’s when the Rotterdam drugs kicked in, a seemingly impossible detournment from the dark utopia of his work to the society of the spectacle in one speech. Remember, it is summer time in Rotterdam and that means festival mentality is in full blossom. Therefore, the presentation of the “Hermitage” would alone not be enough... more

ANIMAL RIGHTS ARE AN ILLUSION

The Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo would like to have a 100% pure-race (breed) lions. To have this, they are going to kill the last two lions in the zoo: mother Heleen (1984) and son Azlan (15-5-95).... more

ROTTERDAM PLANS TO BAN POOR ARTISTS FROM MOVING IN

“We want artists to work and we want artists to learn Dutch. We want Rotterdam to look like any other Dutch city but at the moment we have more unemployed artists and crime than anywhere else.” Deportations of illegal artists will be stepped up and the council said it intends to start evicting anti-social artists from social housing. Mr Sorensen argued that urgent action was needed to stop Dutch middle class families fleeing the city for better areas... more

COMMISSION NR. 12304733

To my surprise, the K.I.N.D.E.R. agency had designated six more agents in the operation (although it was to no extra cost) in pursuit of “WHY”. Included with the dossiers in the suitcase was the hand-written letter whose content I can not repeat... more

SLOOPKRANT: WORM – The Last Party

They began gasping for air facing the disaster, a melange of ripped out wellknown toilet seats, old lamps once illuminating the breakthrough breakdowns of ingenious to hopeless talents, speakers once vibrating sounds of unknown origin accumulating on the floor... more

Pre-Emptive Strike on the Poortgebouw

We are highly suspicious of a police force that uses disinformation and blatent abuse of authority against engaged Rotterdam citizens that solely employed their right of free speech without endangering the security or peace of the public sphere... more

 

SLOOPKRANT: Meld het

Are you annoyed by artists with low income, small subcultural initiatives, colorful grafitti or the presence of cheap accomodation? These and other so-called "storingen in de buitenruimte" can be reported via a new electronic complaint-formular available under... more

Sigmund Freud’s Diagnosis of Rotterdam

every individual can experience the condition of living in a never-ending building site. In no other European city (not even Berlin) has this condition been sustained for such a duration. Celebrate it... more

WERKEN EN WONEN: The Colonisation of the Mind

“Werken en Wonen” is just an idea. An idea if advertised on Middellandstraat, many members of our “diverse” population would find quite laughable as they are already doing it. And they didn't even need Rem Koolhaas to show them how... more

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