The Romanian-English publication develops the themes of the exhibition. Seven chapters attempt an illustrative profile of the recent reality in rural areas on Romanian territory.
On the whole, there are two kinds of materials:
– texts which are primarily theoretical, describing phenomena in a synthetic manner. Sometimes these texts introduce chapters, other times they are independent essays.
– examples of good practice, a sort of files on good things. They concern proper projects of restoration or new buildings, other times they tell about complex programmes, or simply successful stories. The actors are the locals (either old ones or emigrants to the countryside), architects, urban planners, all kinds of activists and volunteers, investors and many others. Community and sustainibility are the key issues of essentially all the projects.