Look at the City 2023

The city belongs to all of us, and along with the right to it, we are also responsible for being interested and actively involved in its evolution. It is essential to project an image of the city by juxtaposing its main dimensions: the human and the urban, as there is a mutual relationship of remodelling between them. For the physical features of a city to positively influence the human component, the collective mentality, it is necessary to carefully calibrate interventions, communicate, negotiate and relate between urban actors. Look at the City aims to directly interact between the city / neighbourhood and its inhabitants, collaborate, dialogue and participate.

In the year of the Cultural Capital, the project aims to focus on Victory Square, the zero point of Timisoara, a landmark location of Timisoara, which has historical and affective importance in the collective mentality of the city. Victory Square is the place where, on December 20, 1989, Timisoara was proclaimed the first free city in Romania, marking the beginning of the victory against the communist dictatorship. In 2023, we aim to change the perception of the city's central public space.

The proposed installation comprises two temporary structures that host small green ecosystems and collective spaces for social activities. Once its life cycle is over, the intervention will leave behind trees and vegetation that will be moved to different areas of the city. By its nature, the project tests new possibilities for the use and perception of public space, as well as the public's reaction to these changes.

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.