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Bucharest Triennale East Centric Architecture - termen înscriere miercuri 10 aprilie 2019

Transmitem anunțul Fundației Arhitext Design, organizatorul „Bucharest Triennale East Centric Architecture”, privind amânarea înscrierilor până miercuri 10 aprilie 2019, 11:59 pm (GMT+2).

arh. Cornelia Burcuș
Secretar Executiv

Filiala Teritorială București a Ordinului Arhitecților din România
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010219 București, România
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Five more days to sumbit your essay!
Extended Deadline: April 10th, 11:59 pm (GMT+2)

For more than 20 years, The Arhitext Design Foundation has been developing editorial and cultural projects that raise awareness of the national and international state of architecture, urbanism, design and visual arts. The most important projects of the Foundation are the Arhitext Magazine and the Bucharest Triennale, dedicated to the Central and Eastern European region. In October 2019, the Foundation, in partnership with the Romanian Order of Architects and the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism will organize the third edition of the Bucharest Triennale East Centric Architecture. The main topic of this edition, HOME|any|more|?, proposes an interrogative approach of the possibility of being at home in today's world.

The president of the curatorial team of this edition is the writer, poet and translator Bogdan Ghiu. Some of the prestigious guests who already confirmed their participation this year are Sarah Robinson (USA / Italy), Marc Jay (Denmark), Eva Prats & Ricardo Flores (Flores & Prats Architects, Barcelona). The previous editions of the Triennale (2013, 2016) brought together renowned architects, professors and theorists, such as Svetlana Boym (Russia/SUA), Dietmar Feichtinger (Austria/France), Terunobu Fujimori (Japan), Barbara Holub (Austria), Robert Mair (Austria), Willem Jan Neutelings (Olanda), Juhani Pallasmaa (Finland), Alberto Pérez-Gómez (Canada/Mexico), Boris Podrecca (Austria), Sami Rintala (Norway), Vladimir Šlapeta (Czech Republic), Ana Maria Zahariade (Romania).

The geographical focus of the Triennale is the Central and Eastern European region, including the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary. The two main events of the Triennale are the thematic exhibition HOME|any|more|? and the essay contest Critical Discourses. Two calls were launched in November 2018, open for practitioners and theorists concerned with the specific issues of this region.

Call for papers for the Critical Discourses contest

You can now register by submitting both the final essay and the Entry form by the 10th of April, 2019.

The call is open to those interested in contributing from a theoretical point of view to the analysis of the main theme of the Triennale. Regardless of the geographical origin or the theoretical background of the authors, the expected articles or essays should focus on the Central and Eastern European region. The authors of the texts nominated by a jury presided by Sarah Robinson will be invited at the Triennale to present their work. The winning contributions will be awarded.

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Statement from the President of the Critical Discourses Jury, Sarah Robinson 

Whether forced from home or having left it freely, never in the history of the world have so many people lived outside of their birth country as they do now. Displacement is now commonplace. Yet not so long ago, people were known by their roots – before being named after our fathers we were named after our place of birth – that place was so important in forming your identity that it named you. The mutuality between person and place was so self-evident as not be questioned.
Now we can be wherever, and practically live wherever we want. Our freedom is justifiably one of our greatest sources of pride. Yet this sense of freedom conflicts with our equally deep need for refuge and for the ties that bind us to certain places, to those sacred places we can call home.

Even freedom has its limits—“Each living being can become healthy, strong and fertile within a horizon,” as Nietzsche reminds us. Yet this boundary, the reality of the limit, is something we cannot quite square with. Born of matter, we forever yearn to transcend it; our frontier is always on the move—we are species, after all, who seriously considers colonizing outer space.
Our architecture concretizes this sense of yearning, yet too often our buildings and cities rather than fostering a sense of belonging, serve to reinforce our sense of alienation and dysfunction. Rootlessness may be our paradigmatic modern condition, but homesickness and homelessness are its most accurate portrait. Every animal has a home, a habitat on which its very life depends. Animal and habitat are understood together as an extended organism dwelling together in interdependence. What makes us think we human animals are somehow exempt from this existential mandate?

Home speaks to our vulnerability, our nascent interdependence, threatens our sense of indomitability and separateness. Home is a knot of deep-seated oppositions – causing us to question the importance of roots versus freedom, the local versus universal, tradition versus innovation, continuity versus change, feminine versus masculine, the social versus the personal, nature versus culture, prospect versus refuge, the wide open window versus the sheltering walls. Exploring the meaning of home is an opportunity to consider these concerns not as irreconcilable oppositions but as energizing polarities, enriching our understanding of how architecture can nurture a sense of belonging and create places that truly deserve to be called home."

Sarah Robinson is an architect practicing in San Francisco and Italy. She holds degrees in Philosophy with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Fribourg in Switzerland and an M.Arch from Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, where she served as the founding president of the Board of Trustees. She has written Nesting: Body, Dwelling, Mind, with Juhani Pallasmaa and the forthcoming book, Home is Love, in addition to numerous literary and critical essays. She cofounded and edits the journal Intertwining and teaches in the NAAD program at IUAV in Venice.

For more details on the theme of this edition, guests, calendar and future events, please visit the website of the Bucharest Triennale East Centric Architecture: or drop us an email at

The Bucharest Triennale is organised by Arhitext Foundation and financed by the Architecture Stamp from the Romanian Order or Architects.
The official language of the Triennale is English.

Organizer: Arhitext Design Foundation Main
Partner: Romanian Order of Architects Partners: "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism | Union of Architects in Romania