critical discourses

Critical Discourses module is an act of theoretical and critical analysis of the phenomenon of architecture and built environment in general, in Central and Eastern Europe, and an interdisciplinary approach aimed at reflecting the ideas, opinions, visions and philosophies that subtend the material expression of the built environment and imbue the cultural space of the region. The module sets out to analyze the architectural and urban phenomenon of the region – as historical becoming as well as contemporary situation – through an essay competition addressed both to professionals from the field of architecture and to those of related cultural fields – philosophy, art, sociology, anthropology etc. The competition concludes by bringing together the authors of the most consistent essays to present and discuss their works before an international jury and the public, an event which will be complemented by professional conferences held by acclaimed personalities of architectural thinking and of contemporary culture. Critical Discourses is the third module of the Triennale. The other three modules are: East Centric Arhitext Awards, Drifting Architecture, Agora Experiments.

Awards for Critical Discourses

Awards for critical approach and mentoring in architecture. Researchers-architects Ştefana Grădinaru and Ştefan Cristian Popa and professors Ana Maria Zahariade and Vladimir Šlapeta receive the trophies of the second award gala of East Centric Architecture Triennale 2016. Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, at the National Theatre Bucharest the prizes of East centric Architecture Triennale for Critical Discourses were awarded, together with the honorific awards “Our Teachers”, concluding the third module of the landmark event in Europe. The winners are architect-researchers Ştefana Grădina...

Critical Discourses is starting October 1st

The third week opens the discussions about the discourse that accompanies architecture with the third module of the East Centric Architecture Triennale. Critical Discourses begins with the presentation and the judging of the nominated essays, continues with Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Vladimir Šlapeta conferences and celebrates the winners of the contest at the award gala on Sunday. This module brings together eleven new perspectives on contemporary architecture presented live in front of you, the public and the jury. Critical Discourses module is an act of theoretical and critical analysis of the...

Statement of the President of the Jury

The members of the jury considered each essay independently and made an initial selection in an objective and unbiased form, which was centrally tabulated to determine eleven finalists.

Short-list for Critical Discourses contest

The module analyzes the architectural and urban phenomenon of the region through an essay competition addressed to professionals in architecture and those in related cultural fields: philosophy, art, sociology, anthropology.

Previous edition

The essays were presented by their authors, exposing and upholding ideas at the first architecture Triennale in Central and Eastern Europe, to the jury and scholars, architects, architecture critics etc. who have come to attend the event.

The jury of Critical Discourses

The competition concludes by bringing together the authors of the most consistent essays to present and discuss their works before an international jury and the public, an event complemented by professional conferences.

Critical Discourses

Critical Discourses module is an act of theoretical and critical analysis of the phenomenon of architecture and built environment, and also an interdisciplinary approach aimed at reflecting ideas, opinions, visions and philosophies.

Open Call for Essays – Critical Discourses 2016

The competition is open for students, critics, teachers, philosophers, theorists, sociologists, architects, urban planners, designers, able to draft a critical essay on the architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. There are no restrictions of age, professional training or nationality.