“Urban Activation” – Public Lectures & Debates in Chisinau, Moldova


Moldova Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture department
bd. Dacia 39, blocul 9 (et. 2, room 212)
14:30 – 17:00

February 15

In the conflict-ridden system of international politics (localized through governmental structures), and a globalized market especially civil

society projects – developed in cooperation with local, independent urban initiatives – can develop new kinds of cooperative and communicative planning, which will help to support the society’s weak civil powers in particular. Thus, positioning within this new framework of governance is of crucial significance, because if an intervention is to succeed, then it has to develop relationships with government institutions and the civil sector likewise. Independent, non-governmental, non-commercial initiatives formed by professionals play an important part here, because not only do architects and urban planners bring their expertise to the table, but they frequently also act as both initiator and mediator, employing empowerment strategies to facilitate or influence urban developments.

The lectures will present projects and activities from South Eastern Europe dealing with urban transformation and it’s socio-political as cultural implications.

Kai Vöckler, Archis Interventions:
»Politics of Architecture – Archis Interventions in South Eastern Europe«

Cosmina Goagea, Constantin Goagea, Ștefan Ghenciulescu, Zeppelin Association:
»Urban Activation in Romania – Zeppelin Association«

In collaboration with Oberliht – Association of Young Visual Artists of Moldova and the Moldova Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

February 16

Internal workshop by Oberliht, Chisinau, Zeppelin Association, Bucharest and Archis Interventions/SEE. The workshop is focusing on future collaborations, knowledge exchange and will structure the upcoming collaborative public event in Bucharest in March 15.