This ambitious project, designed by architect and historic monuments specialist Loredana Stasisin, examines the relationship between local communities, decision-makers and heritage buildings through the cases of 11 theatres in Romania, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. All of them were built by the famous Austrian architectural office led by Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Gottfried Helmer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The project addresses how we, as Europeans today, sustainably pass on the cultural heritage we have received, but also what relationship is established between the community - especially the new generation - and functional architectural landmark buildings.
Developed over a period of three years and designed as part of Timisoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture, the project was created at the initiative of the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest for and with the Timișoara community, with the support of the National Theatre "Mihai Eminescu" in Timișoara and the Faculty of Arts and Design of the West University of Timișoara.
The launch event will be attended by arh. Loredana Stasisin, author of the project (online presence), Ada Hausvater, manager of the National Theatre "Mihai Eminescu" in Timișoara, Prof. Dr. Camil Mihăescu, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design UVT, Leopold Unger, director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest. Guests - Cristian Rudic, manager of the Romanian National Opera Timișoara, Balázs Attila, manager of the Hungarian State Theatre "Csiky Gergely" Timișoara, Lucian Vărșăndan, manager of the German State Theatre Timișoara.