Beyond the city.

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A territorial sketch. Beyond the city and beyond cliches.

We propose a study which concentrates solely on the rural areas of Romania and is devised from a double perspective –focusing on architecture as well as on community.

On the whole, there are two kinds of materials:
– texts which are primarily theoretical, describing phenomena in a synthetic manner. Sometimes these texts introduce chapters, other times they are independent essays.
– examples of good practice, a sort of files on good things. Sometimes they concern proper projects of new restoration, other times they tell about complex programmes, or simply successful stories. The actors are the locals (either old ones or emigrants to the countryside), architects, urban planners, all kinds of activists and volunteers, investors and many others.

7 chapters attempt an illustrative profile of the recent reality in rural areas on Romanian territory: