We arrived at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, located -oh surprise- in the old crazy palace of Ceausescu, renamed House of the People, then Palace of the Parliament. A stone monster, it covers 45,000 m2, has 1,100 rooms, 12 floors, and 4 basements. It sits on what used to be part of Bucharest’s historic city center, destroyed to make way for this monstrosity and resulting in the eviction of 50,000 people and the destruction of 7,000 houses and 300 churches.KEEP READING
Beyond the first impression: the path to walk by a series of buildings that seem unused, like old sheds, warehouses and abandoned factories, are brightened up along the way by beautiful and creative housing structuresKEEP READING
Dr. Alba Victoria Zamarbide Urdaniz from Waseda University in Japan has won the 5th ENCATC Research Award for her PhD thesis, for her PhD on “Re-defining the role of ‘buffers’ in the management of the historical territory. The discrepancies between theoretical concepts and practical interpretations of ‘buffer’ zones in Eastern and Western Cultural World Heritage sites.”
The winner, Dr. Alba Victoria Zamarbide Urdaniz expressed her deep gratitude for the ENCATC Award’s prestigious international recognition: “I would like to thank ENCATC and the Award’s international jury for this opportunity to share my research in Europe and beyond that has benefited from a social approach which I learn from a Japanese methodology. This proves that the consideration of many human layers of cultural management needs worldwide attention.”
She will have her PhD thesis published in the ENCATC Book Series on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education by the international publishing house, PIE Peter Lang.
Thanks again to Lotta Lekvall for answering to our questions about her personal live, but also about her professional journey and shared with us her perception about cultural policies in Sweden but also in Europe nowadaysKEEP READING