Location -Sinaia Square
Inauguration of “Privește Orașul” installation
This year, Privește Orașul Campaign (tr. Look at the city) stops in Sinaia Square. The architect Marius Cătălin MOGA in collaboration with Studio Circular, will organize an intervention following a process that involves and mobilizes the public, professionals, civic groups, local community, with the aim of discovering and responsibly using the unexploited potential of the available urban systems. The inauguration will happen through a show presented by “Merlin” Theatre for Children and Youth.
Building upon the project’s concept as described in Breathing Spaces Trail, in 2019 Privește Orașul Campaign starts from the premise that the notion of public space is too abstract, and thus it cannot be approached on a daily basis by its inhabitants. This is also the reason why the public space isn’t assumed, is not taken care of and belongs to nobody. As a result, 5 public spaces from the city were personified and changed into characters with human features (flaws, qualities, past, future, beliefs, hopes, fears, etc.) with the aim of changing, for the long term, the way in which the city’s inhabitans relate to the public space.
In 2020, in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, Privește Orașul became an urge to reconsider the relationship people have with the public space. This was made possible through an online photography competition, which was promoted with the help of a new messenger-character, who joined the other 5 characters from the 2019 Privește Orașul Campaign.
The exclusive sponsor of “Privește Orașul” edition 2020 is CEMACON. Thank you for your help in building this project.
Privește Orașul project is conceived and implemented by the Beta team, from the Romanian Order of Architects – Timiș Territorial Branch in collaboration with Timișoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture.