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Living together

  • Saturday, 7 November, 17:00

A discussion that starts from the question of what and how we are willing to share something when we live in a certain city, neighborhood, place or block.

Detached from the more focused theme of co-housing, presented in “What the dreams are made of” (2019, Austria – available at the festival at 19:00, on Friday) and observing the rarity (or rather the absence) of projects and debates about co-housing in Romania, we wonder in what other ways we use our common spaces in a contemporary Romanian city – what are the main angles/points of view in which the phenomenon was studied, what interventions / actions / projects revealed what results – and maybe we open perspectives on what could be done.

Moderated by 𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐮 𝐏𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚 (Republic of Architects), 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐒̦𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐮 (anthropologist), 𝐁𝐨𝐠𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐮 (geographer) and 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐧 (architect) participate in the discussion. We hear and see LIVE on the UrbanEye Facebook page, on Saturday at 17:00.

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𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐮 𝐓𝐮𝐝𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚 is an architect, associate professor at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest. He presented his doctorate in 2010 in the theory of architecture with a thesis on Le Corbusier’s books. He has been involved in several research projects either as a member of the Department of History and Theory of Architecture & Heritage Conservation, or as a member of the Republic of Architects team. Since 2013 he is a member of the editorial board of the journal studies in History and Theory of Architecture. He teaches modern and contemporary history and architectural theory at UAUIM. Concomitantly/ At the same time he supports a design activity at the Republic of Architects and searches for the areas of intersection between academic interests and the practice of contemporary architecture in Bucharest.

𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐒̦𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐮 is a visual anthropologist. Her research is located at the intersection of anthropology and architecture. At University College London, she teaches in the Department of Anthropology, where she specializes in the anthropology of architecture. Maria is particularly interested in the material transformations of old buildings and conducted ethnographic research inside a block in Piatra-Neamt, studying how residents are involved in the care and renovation of their building, when the state withdrew from those responsibilities. He also filmed and directed Blocul, an award-winning observational documentary about the inhabitants of this building, which was part of the UrbanEye 2016 selection.

𝐁𝐨𝐠𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐮 is an associate professor at the University of Bucharest (course holder: Social Geography; Introduction to urban analysis and planning; Housing policies and management of residential areas; Geography of Bucharest), graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration – ENA, Strasbourg (2010), PhD in geography from the University of Bucharest and the University of Angers, France (2006), he coordinated the specialized structures regarding housing and urban planning policies within the MDRAP (2007-2013).

𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐧 is an architect, doctoral student and assistant professor at UAUIM, co-founder of studioBASAR and co-author of civic, community, educational and cultural projects. His current research interests focus on collective ways of producing social spaces and urban community space practices.


The 7th edition of the UrbanEye Film Festival will take place online between November 4 and 8, but also in several architecture offices in Romania. As every year, UrbanEye will bring to the public, this time from all over the country, films about cities, buildings or communities. Gathered under the theme “Together in Isolation”, the documentaries at the festival offer different perspectives on shared living, but also on segregation and the effects it can have on communities.

The UrbanEye Film Festival is a project of the ART in dialogue association, a cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and by the Order of Architects of Romania from the stamp of architecture. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Cultural National Administration Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

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