About Agora Experiments

The Agora Experiments series of events aims at highlighting and creating a dialogue process starting from recent architecture and experimental art projects created in public spaces form Central and Eastern Europe.

Agora Experiments is a collateral project of East Centric Architecture Triennale 2016 featuring 3 components:

  1. An online exhibition of experimental architecture projects, built all across Central and Eastern Europe and hosted on the Triennale website;

  2. 15.09–02.10 – Moments of parasiting the events within the first 3 weeks of the Triennale, with live ad-hoc interactions with the online exhibition of experimental architecture projects;

  3. 07.10–09.10 – 3 days during the last weekend of the Triennale dedicated to lectures by the special guests, debates with architects and professionals in related fields from Romania and Eastern and Central Europe, as well as informal discussions on experimental architecture practices and co-creation procceses of future cities by architects together with citizens.

The Agora Experiments series of events aims at highlighting and creating a dialogue process starting from recent architecture and experimental art projects created in public spaces form Central and Eastern Europe.

It will take place along the whole period of the Triennale and proposes multiple interaction ways between online and real/physical reflecting on why? and how? temporary installations from public space address important social or economic problems affecting contemporary society.

Let's co-create a platform of dialogue and experience exchange!

The curatorial team (composed of Arhitext magazine editors) along with the special guests Sami Rintala and Barbara Holub and the project consultants Dragoș Dascălu, Alex Axinte and Cristi Borcan (from studioBASAR) invites you to join the discussion on the collective problems of the built environment and particularly of the public space, recurrent across the region of Central and Eastern Europe and on the diversity of proposed solutions.

The Agora Experiments series of events will insinuate itself within and after the three main modules of the Triennale – Drifting Architecture, East Centric Arhitext Awards, Critical Discourses – and will challenge you to discover the multiple faces of this year's theme, "Drifting".