DLA OPEN LECTURES PRESENTS:
Timisoara’s architecture biennial
English speaking lecture
2018. 05. 02. 16:00 BME K 210
Ilinca Păun Constantinescu
Ilinca Păun Constantinescu, is an architect and reseacher from The University of Architecture and Urbanism ‘Ion Mincu’, in Bucharest. In 2014 she was the main curator for the ‘Shrinking Cities in Romania’ exhibition, which discusses the shrinkage of Romanian cities, as a widespread phenomenon. In 2017 she led the multidisciplinary team which conducted the research: ‘About housing – a study about the multi- lateral evolution of housing in Romania after the second world war’, which is the foundation for this year’s BETA core event the ‘About housing’ exhibition.
Oana Simionescu & Alexandra-Maria Rigler
BETA – ANOTHER TYPE OF PRACTICE
Oana Simionescu is a licensed architect, alumni of The Architecture and Urban Planning Faculty in Timişoara (FAUT), vice-president of the Timis branch of The Romanian Order of Architects since 2014, associated teacher and phd student at FAUT since 2014, coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 editions of Timisoara’s architecture annual and of the 2016 and 2018 editions of Timisoara’s architecture biennial – BETA. Alexandra-Maria Rigler is an architect and cultural manager, involved in various NGOs who are dealing, among others, with community empowerment over public space, participatory processes and architecture education. Since 2016, she is contributing to Timișoara architecture biennial BETA in supporting and promoting architecture in its various forms and manifestations, and since 2017 she is a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space.
A CAMPAIGN FOR PUBLIC SPACE
Simina Cuc is a licensed architect since 2015, currently practicing at S.C. Andreescu&Gaivoronschi S.R.L., Timişoara. Starting with her studenthood she developed an interrest for organizing different sorts of events that put into discussion the architectural profession and the means to practice it. She has always been interrested in theorizing and debating through different instruments, the framework and even definition of ‘the architect’. She finds that in today’s society an experimental, reflexive approach to this matter is essential. Simina is also involved in Timisoara’s annuals and biennials since 2014.