The main exhibition will be dedicated to projects and actions that are capable of generating exceptional urban spaces by questioning the laws, rules and codes according to which cities are traditionally produced and inhabited. If laws, rules and codes are the invisible walls that organise our everyday life, the object of Beta 2022 will be the loopholes by means of which breaches are opened through these walls, making new and unexpected paths of behaviour possible. These interventions are not only performed by architects and planners, but also by designers, artists, activists, squatters and all who – alone or in group – adopt a creative and critical approach to the city, transforming the way in which it is inhabited. Within this frame, the aim of Beta 2022 is to demonstrate how urban space (the milieu where we meet, play, debate, protest, take care of each other, collaborate and much more) can be produced by anyone who is provided with the right tools and agenda.
(b. 1980) is an architecture critic, curator and researcher particularly interested in the intersections between architecture, city and media. He is currently Research Fellow at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He has lectured in several institutions including La Biennale di Venezia, the University of Melbourne, The Berlage in Delft, the Architectural Association in London, and the ETSA Madrid. Together with Daniel Tudor Munteanu, he initiated and co-curated the Unfolding Pavilion at the 15th, 16th and 17th Venice Architecture Biennale and will co-curate Beta 2022 Timișoara Architecture Biennial. Director of Viceversa and editor of Realismoutopico, his writings are published in magazines such as The Architectural Review, Log, Casabella and Volume. In 2018, he published his first book: The City in the Image.
(b. 1980) is an architect and curator based in Suceava, Romania. He has exhibited at the 5th Shenzhen Urbanism/Architecture Biennale, contributed to the ‘State of the Art of Architecture’ project for the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial and to the U.S. Pavilion for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. His texts were published, among others, in San Rocco, Log or Volume. He has lectured in academic and cultural institutions including The Architecture Foundation in London, Genève’s HÉAD, the University of Melbourne, the Politecnico of Milano, Ljubljana’s MAO, Prague’s VI PER, the ÉAVT in Paris or the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Together with Davide Tommaso Ferrando, he initiated and co-curated the “Unfolding Pavilion” at the 15th, 16th and 17th Venice Architecture Biennale and will co-curate Beta 2022 Timișoara Architecture Biennial. Daniel is the founder and editor of the research project ‘OfHouses – a collection of old forgotten houses’.