Port-City Instawalk: a new way for students to explore the port city

 Culture and identity 

Students in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) take pictures of the city and publish them on Instagram. They show a new perspective of port-city culture and identity. The assignment was part of the curriculum of the Minor in Port Management & Logistics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This innovative approach to study port city, according to Maurice Jansen, responsible for the curriculum, has 3 main advantages:

  1. It is a good introduction for the students into the port and maritime industry,
  2. it is a new way to capture the tensions and creativity that emerges in the port-city interface,
  3. It triggers the curiosity of the students.

To see the results of the instawalks look for the following accounts in Instagram:

@zerotenmeetsportagain, @010porttour04, @projectofthings, @heartbour_instawalk, @crossways_EUR.

Linkedin Maurice Jansen

Historic images of the port of Dublin (Ireland) foster engagement with the citizens

 Culture and identity 

Port of Dublin launched a special communication campaign featuring dozens of photographs from the 1920s to the 1960s. The images, disclosed now for the first time, show the life and working of the port of Dublin during the first half of the 20th century. The archive of the port of Dublin contains 75 000 photographs and 30 000 engineering drawings, besides maps and other documents. The origin of the disclosed photographs remains a mystery and the port has made a public call for members of the docklands community to help identify the author. This action fosters a new engagement with the local community, highlighting the port identity of the city.

 Dublin Port, Dublin Port Archive

Port of Venice (Italy) welcomes schoolchildren and artists for an educational project

 Culture and identity 

The port authority of Venice (Italy) took part in the educational project the “Alphabet of Marghera”, within its Open Port program. The port was responsible for explaining the letter “P” of the Alphabet, taking the children and one artist to discover the Port and inspire the final colourful painting. The project involved 600 children from local schools, artists and entrepreneurs, to promote the sustainable development of Marghera, with artistic installations. The port of Venice celebrates this year the 20th anniversary of its Open Port. This kind of initiatives contribute to goal 6 of the Aivp Agenda 2030: Disclosing port culture and identity.

Port of Venice