Press Release: Beta2020
4 weeks about responsibility, in Timișoara, on the occasion of The Architecture Biennial – Beta 2020
How do we want to live in the future? This is one of the questions that Timișoara Architecture Biennial invites us to think about and offers us answers.
We have announced the official programme of the third edition, that will take place in Timișoara, from September 25 th until October 25 th 2020 and will include over 30 events, dedicated and build around the theme of responsibility – towards the built and yet unbuilt environment, the final purpose being that of improving the processes through which we build our cities.
The opening event of Beta 2020 will take place on the 25 th of September, starting at 18.30, at the Public Transport Museum “Corneliu Miklosi” (Bd. Take Ionescu 56), with the exhibition opening of the biennial main event – Enough is Enough exhibition, curated by architects Ilka Ruby, Anca Cioarec and Brînduşa Tudor. The exhibition presents dozens of projects – local and international – made by architects who have had enough of waiting for “top-down” solutions and have found their own ways of using what already exists: Why use too much, when
enough will do? Their works highlight the ways in which our planet can be treated with respect and responsibility – toward the environment, toward the economy and toward the society as a whole.
Beta 2020 wants to become a platform for knowledge and dialogue for everyone. It addresses not only professionals in the field (architects, urbanists, landscape designers, restorers, construction engineers, artists, architecture / construction / art students), but it also acts as a “call” for the citizens, that reminds them to be more careful and more responsible for their city.
Therefore, among the multitude of events from the programme, those interested will find movie screenings, architecture guided tours, exhibitions, art installations, architecture conferences dedicated to the professional body, debates and workshops for children and teenagers.
The entire programme can be found at: betacity.eu
Timișoara Architecture Biennial Beta 2020 is organized by the Romanian Order of Architects – Timiș Territorial Branch and The City Hall of the Municipality of Timișoara – the Culture House of the Municipality of Timișoara.
The organizing team / Beta Team 2020
Alexandra Maria Rigler, Alexandru Todirică, Alexandra Trofin, Dariana Pau, David Alexandru Dumitrescu, Dragoș Nistor, Emanuela Cristescu, Nicoleta Postolache, Romina Popescu
Romanian Order of Architects – Architecture Stamp, Administration of the National Cultural Fund, The City Hall of the Municipality of Timișoara – the Culture House of the Municipality of Timișoara.
With the support of
Public Transport Museum „Corneliu Miklosi“, RETIM Ecologic Service SA, Lipoplast, Romanian Design Week
Agerpres, Epiteszforum, Igloo, IQads, Modernism, Radio Guerrilla, Smark, Zeppelin, TVR Timișoara