Magic Blocks

8 September – 29 October 2009, Berlin

Opening speakers:
Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Adriana Winkler, Romanian Cultural Attaché in Berlin
Stefan Ghenciulescu, Zeppelin

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 10 am – 8 pm

Savignyplatz, Else-Ury-Bogen 600, 10623 Berlin

The cityscape of Bucharest is dominated by huge, standardised public housing estates built during the socialist era, mainly in the 1970 and 1980s – in which circa 70% of the city’s population still live. Following the collapse of state socialism and the introduction of market economy, most public housing was privatised. Launched by Archis Interventions in cooperation with local and international architecture offices and initiatives, ‘MAGIC BLOCKS’ will present scenarios for the future development and use of housing estates and thereby stimulate public discussion of housing and other social issues in Bucharest.

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An Archis Interventions, Zeppelin and Point 4 initiative, launched in coopeartion with ATU, Space Syntax, Hackenbroich Architekten and Platforma 9,81. Supported by ERSTE Foundation.