After the tour of the exhibition, from 18:00 the presentation series "Bright Cityscapes: an introduction."
takes place in the Polyvalent hall of the UPT Library.
Bright Cityscapes is a multidisciplinary program, part of the Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture, whose aim is to create a design laboratory for the city — one interested in observing, responding, and acting on contemporary urgencies through the discipline of design, architecture and digital culture. Starting from a situated research in Timisoara’s productive and academic ecosystem, the program brings together international thinkers, designers, sociologists, creative networks, academia, institutions, and companies.
The program opens its doors with the exhibition Mirroring the Ecosystem — previewing an ongoing and multifocal research into Timisoara’s economy. As the concept of mirroring in social science is an unconscious behavior of imitation from one being to another, the exhibition composes a reflection board, an inventory and a tangible interconnection of skills, data, places, technologies, and products. As a whole, the space reflects upon the state of design in the city and its role as an invisible or visible discipline fundamental for the local economy in connection to global supplies or demands.
Curator: Martina Muzi
General coordination team: Oana Simionescu (FABER), Loredana Gaiță (UPT).
Curator assistants: Anabella Costache, Bianca Schick
Program team: Cristian Blidariu, Diana Caducenco, Victoria Cociotă, Karola Kalapati, Alexandru Luca, Ionel Mărgineanu, Mihai Moldovan, Cristina Potra Mureșan, Ema Prisca, Roxana Sîrbu, Florin Unguraș, Mihaela Tilincă.
Graphic Design: Federico Santarini, Kirsten Spruit.
Research team: Norbert Petrovici (coordination), Vlad Alexe (data science), Vlad Bejinariu (history), Ágota Ábrán, Andrei Herța, Macrina Moldovan (organizational ethnography).
Pedagogical unit team: Cristian Blidariu, Ana-Maria Branea, Marius Găman, Daniela Negrișanu (FAUT), Martina Muzi, Ali As’ad, Jing He, Roberto Gayo Pérez, offshore Studio (DAE), Negar Sanaan Bensi, Micha de Haas, Stefano Milan,i Chris Romanos, Marc Schoonderbeek (TUDelft)
This program is the result of the collaboration between:
FAUT, DAE, TUDelft