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
Today Bucharest was at the heart of our reflections for what is the cultural horizon and opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations.
Thank you to our academic facilitators and local experts who shed light on historical and cultural points of interest to kick-off our intercultural exchanges on the Congress theme.