Productive wasteland in Cluj Napoca

Productive wasteland in Cluj Napoca Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, is experiencing the social and economic impact of post-socialist, market driven policies. Several buildings – private houses and, above all, malls – have occupied the outer city landscape, while the former regime architecture still dominates the central quarters. At the social, political and economic levels, a growing …

Grabbing Urban Public Spaces as Commons

Grabbing Urban Public Spaces as Commons: a Project Manifesto Urban gardening has been considered an important “cultural, ecological and social resource”(H. Lebhuhn 2012). When the practice of community gardening started, many of today’s community gardens in North America and Europe took the shape of squats or informal “guerilla style” gardens and were influenced by urban …

Conferences in Cluj Napoca

Productive Wasteland conferences > 18 dec. from 7 pm, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, str. René Descartes, nr. 30. > 19 dec. from 7 pm, Fabrica de Pensule, Bar, Str. H. Barbusse 59-61. On the border of the city, between a forest, a block and a playground, grass everywhere, the balcony of my neighbor, a …