Now the impulse is to live!

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Exhibition organised in the frame of the project C4R (Cultures for Resilience), by, in collaboration with Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (FR), Casco Art Institute (NL), Nethood (CH) and in partnership with The Romanian Order of Architects.

Venue: The Romanian Order of Architects, Str. Pictor Arthur Verona nr. 19, Sector 1, București

A hybrid, research exhibition comprising documentation produced in the C4R activities, artworks and documents related to a localised understanding of resilience.

In the framework of the C4R project, has looked at practices that redefine the relationship with the countryside, with land and soil, with nature, with food and natural resources, with the rural communities and also with people in the big cities who are looking for sustainable alternatives to their lives.

All the partners in this EU-funded project have used a variety of tools: anthropological and cultural mapping, conferences, discussions and seminars as well as digital platforms, in order to highlight different forms of resilience in our societies, in the East, West and North of Europe, touching on issues from the circuit of organic food, to sustainable building materials, forms of commons and of governance, communities structured around ecological thinking and action, and not least artistic initiatives that seek for linking with nature and the countryside.

Some of these different understandings of the concept of resilience will be reflected in the exhibition Now the impulse is to live!. As part of a project that is still in progress, the exhibition offers a format for continuous reflection on the topics researched. Materials included comprise documentation generated by the project (interviews, texts, photo material), sketches and plans, maps, artworks commissioned for the project (drawings, photographs, video, sound), archival material and others.

The C4R project aims to foster resilient and inclusive European societies by developing participatory cultural practices of resilience and ensuring social transversality. C4R offers conditions for the production and dissemination of a diversity of cultures of resilience to counterbalance the over-hype of catastrophist productions and to influence and transform European collective imaginaries.

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Cover picture: Photo taken by architect Alex Axinte on his research of Luca’s Farm (Ograda lui Luca). The title of the exhibition is borrowed from a statement made by Luca in his discussion to Alex.

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.