gradost::07 – invitation
romania, its regions, cities, towns, villages and landscapes find themselves in 2007 in an accelerated process of complex urban transformation with big opportunities and huge threats at every step. the fact that romania has two traditional types of towns and urban cultures, as well as the experience of urban destruction during the last decades of communism makes our country unique in europe – which is so appealing to architects, urban planners, philosophers, artists, explorers – and so difficult to support for its inhabitants…and sighisoara, a melting pot of people, cultures, mentalities and architectures, is no exception from this rule.. come and discover the details during the gradOST::07 days in sighisoara/schäßburg/segesvar! bun venit!
have a look behind the facades:: explore sighisoara with us! we want to bring you together with locals, the sighisoreni. gradOST::07 is:: long walks in and around the town, exploring spaces, atmospheres, needs, plans, dynamics, borders, strengths, fragilities.
see sighisoara from inside & out.
gradOST = grad+ost+rad+radost = degree+town+east+work+joy. therefore it‘s eastern, it‘s european, it‘s creative, it‘s playful. and it‘s you and us and the people from sighisoara, who will fill these days with form, colour, tastes and content. we want you to feel like temporary locals, living all together in one place, eating ciorba de fasole, cricala, almastezta, drinking fresh spring-water and traubenmost, tasting apples and pears from around schäßburg!
the urbanistic days in the transylvanian province will continue next year! with gradOST::08 we will take action by transforming the gradOST::07 experiences into visions, projects and proposals. there will be spontaneous installations and activities in public spaces, open-air-city-cinema, dinners in the market place, city-lights beside a campfire, slow-down-mobility,… share your ideas and visions for the future of sighisoara! (hope to meet U again next year!!)
...architects, landscapers, townplanners, artists, musicians, sociologists…, gardeners, …, hikers, mountainbikers, backpackers, landstreicher, wine drinkers and beer-tasters.
17th – 19th of september. arrival on sunday, 16th of september or monday.
at the headquarters of our ngo sustainable sighisoara in 11 bastionului street in the famous medieval old town of sighisoara in transylvania in romania in europe.
in very basic conditions in your sleeping bag on the floor of our ngo’s headquarter in 11 bastionului street! you can take a shower or wash clothes at a nearby hostel.eat & drink
one warm meal per day guaranteed – in small neighborhood restaurants. if we don‘t receive funding we may charge a max. amount of 7 lei/day. we hope this is ok with U?! :-)participation
just contact us by email or mobile phone if you would like to participate… part time participants are also welcome!
mobile: 004-0747-356810 or 004-0731-478243
ngo sighisoara durabila – str. bastionului 11, 545400 sighisoara / schäßburg / segesvar
landline: 004 (0) 265 77 99 17