100 years of UPT Campus (one one zero zero one zero zero - in binary code) represents not only a century of academic excellence, but also a moment of paradigm shift, transformation and adaptation to the digital age. We are witnessing the evolution of an institution that woven, in a complex way, the principles of "space" and "place", walls and people, education and community. The exhibition aims to probe the symbiotic relationship between people and the university environment, between the various rhizomic structures that give particularity to the campus, and to explore the possibility of areas of intersection, of the negotiation of spatio-temporal structures, which evade a uniperspective interpretation.
one one zero zero one zero zero reflects on the history of the Timișoara Polytechnic University campus, shedding light on various moments, on how the built heritage influences the nature of the community and its culture. Participating artists - some of them former graduates of UPT - offer, through the works created for the exhibition, new ways of perceiving spaces, interacting with them and transforming them into "places" with meaning, loaded with symbolic values and cultural resonance.
The exhibition is divided into three spaces: the main hall of the Faculty of Mechanics (the first building in the complex designed by architect Duilui Marcu, in 1923), the 1 MV dormitory and the canteen. Beyond the technocratic aspect of the built environment, which we often focus on when we think of the university, there unfolds a heterogeneous area of micro-existences, of almost invisible, ephemeral threads, a complex intellectual ecosystem - human capital.
Artists: Dona Arnakis, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Cosmin Haiaș, Ana Kun & Noemi Hugel, Maria Mandea, George Roșu, Mihai Toth
Important contributions: Radu Radoslav, Peter Jecza, Mimo Obradov
Curator: Mirela Stoeac-Vlăduți
Program co-financed by AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.