Magic Blocks 2009 – conferences & more

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international conferences: Bucharest, Vienna, Cluj, Istanbul, Moscow
& expo integrated in Balkanology intl. exhibition: Vienna, Bucharest, Belgrade, Sofia, Podgorica

The results of the first stage of Magic Blocks were communicated in a series of 5 international conferences focused on the real principles, strategies and examples to revive the public space and carry out community projects

1. In Bucharest (16.11.2009) – Museum of the Romanian Peasant – with the participation of Michale Obrist (Austria), Kai Vöckler (Germany), Ivan Kucina (Serbia), Marko Sancanin (Croatia), Justin Baroncea (Romania). 2. In Vienna (20.11.2009) – Architekturzentrum, under the 17.Wiener Architektur Kongress – lecturer Ştefan Ghenciulescu; in Cluj (14.05.2010) – Cinema Victoria, part of the Architecture Days in Cluj – lecturer Constantin Goagea; 4. In Istanbul (21.05.2010) – Bahcesehir University, part of the International Policy Forum of Urban Growth and Conservation in Euro-Asian Coridor, lecturer Cosmina Goagea. 5. in Moscow (29.05.2010) – House of the Artist, part of the 2010 International Biennale of Architecture – lecturer Constantin Goagea.

A short version of the 2009 Magic Blocks project was integrated, as a section about Romania, in the “Balkanology. New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in South Eastern Europe” international exhibition which travelled in 5 countries
(2009: AzW / Architecture Center Vienna. 2010: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest. 2011: Belgrade Heritage House, Belgrade International Architecture Week; Art Pavilion, Podgorica; Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia Architecture Week.)

Organizers: Zeppelin Association, Point4 and Archis Interventions, in cooperation with ATU, Space Syntax Romania, Hackenbroich Architekten, Platform 9.1.
Project funded by the Romanian Cultural Institute through the CANTEMIR Programme.
Supported by: Museum of Romanian Peasant, Union of Romanian Architects, ERSTE Foundation, Bucharest Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of the Netherlands at Bucharest, Rehau Art, Baumax, Wienerberger-Porotherm, BCR. Partners: Velux, Roca. Sponsors: Rockwool, Gealan, Resido, Fakro, Dulux.