Faculty of Urbanism

Drifting Through Landscape

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Drifting Through Landscape is a photographic project that chalanges participants to interact with the city, with the urban landscape of which they are a part, and capture its motion with the help of long exposure photographs. The project has 3 main stages (presentations, photographic captures on field, the exhibition) and 2 transitional stages (diurnal and nocturnal landscape fragments, Colecting and selecting the photographs for the exhibition) The main purpose of this workshop is experimenting new techniques of „sensitive reading” the landscape using long exposure photographs and capturing a dynamic city – the photographic project invites every participant to „stop time” and observ the continuous movement of Bucharests urban landscape.


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Stimulating creativity is an essential element in the education of architectural / urban / landscape profile. Not only to imagine spaces – morphological, volumetrical, detailed, but also to invent and get out of the conventional. Imagining and investigating the future by building a scenario of history wich could lead to a possible hypothesis of local development with global impact, strategies for cultural, economical, aesthetical and social sustainability, the discovery of the potential of semi-natural or urban areas – are few of the objectives achieved through the projects exhibited. The exhibition presents several student projects aiming to approach utopian themes, unconventional research or teaching experiments.

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expoBIBLIOTECA v.2.0. is an exhibition project initiated first time in the first edition of the East Centric Triennial of Architecture. It aims is to present publications about urban and landscape issues, because the latest concerns about the living space transform them into a field of interest opened to a wider audience. The publications are with limited distribution within the academic community, the works presented in the exhibition ranging in type from the scientific ones, generally authored by teachers of the Faculty of Urbanism, to periodicals such as Urbanismul serie-nouă magazine, or to the guidelines for education of children, youth and the general public in the field or urban and landscape planning. The project aims to create a space that encourages the exchange of ideas, which presents specialized publications and offers the public the opportunity to consult them.

expoLIBRARY v.2.0. is dedicated in the memory of PhD arch. Cătălina Ioniță, the project initiator


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Exhibition and Round Table

How often do you pass nearby empty spaces? What is an empty urban space? It is an empty space an unused space? How many closed, unused spaces do you know? How many times have you thought that this structure can be reused? How many spaces do you observe on your daily route? How many of them are derelict? What if?...in those derelict spaces would happen EXTREME ACTIVITIES? Like CULTURAL, EXPERIMENTAL or CREATIVE ones? Why EXTREME? Because most of us never thought that most of them can host cultural activities! Because it is harder to develop the creative industries than the commercial ones! Because what we usually want to demolish can be re-used in so many ways! The round table presents main European experiences in transforming or re-using empty or derelict structures in spaces designated for cultural and creative activities. Also, the Exhibition presents the results of the study commissioned by ARCUB to the Faculty of Urban Planning, aimed at identifying potential spaces that can be activated for cultural purposes. The round table intends to raise public consensus about the importance and the role in activating cultural/ creative activities, as well to emphasize their potential to BECOME the so called EXTREME CULTURAL SPACES.


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Experimental Workshop

The workshop intends to discover a new face of the city, its hidden urban landscape. This discovery experiment is based on urban legends, history, old maps and collective memory . Its focus is discovering hidden places of the city, public and private gardens, visibile or invisible, old or new, designed or impromptu, known or unknown, lost, forgotten or new born. As part of the workshop, we propose to our attendants to discover in an interactive route through the city, together with the members of the Faculty of Urban Planning, these gardens, their landscape architecture and their atmosphere. One of the objectives of the workshop is to discover the hidden, the forgotten or the new born, unbuilt fragments of the city, as part of a treasure hunt, with hints and objectives. One of the most important parts of the workshop is the Hidden Garden Laboratory, in which we propose to our participants to identify ways to revive this type of urban spaces.