We invite you to get to know Oana Stănescu more closely, the curator of Beta - Timișoara Architecture Biennial 2024.

About Oana Stănescu

Oana Stănescu completed her architectural studies at FAUT – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism from Timișoara, and gathered experience across several continents before establishing her studio in New York and Berlin. Her most recent notable works include the revitalisation of a 500-meter funicular in her hometown Reșița, retail stores for Virgil Abloh’s Off White stores across the world, and large scale installations such as “Seriously Fun” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, “Mutts” at the 2022 Coachella music festival in Indio, California, and “Fresa” at the 2023 Concéntrico International Festival of Architecture and Design in Logroño, Spain. She is also a co-founder of the collaborative project Plus Pool in New York. Through her projects, Stănescu encourages us to rethink our relationship with the built environment and explore the possibilities of creating urban spaces that prioritize livability and sustainability. Oana Stănescu has taught and lectured at Harvard GSD University, GSAPP, Columbia GSAPP, Princeton SOA, UCLA AUDLA, Architectural Association, and the Architectural Association in London. Most recently, she established the interdisciplinary Blueprints of Justice Studio at MIT in collaboration with the Stanford Legal Design Lab and Virgil Abloh. In 2023, she established and started curating the “Nonprofessionals” lecture Series at EPFL in Lausanne.