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Imagining Public [Space]: Socially Engaged Interventions and Transformation in Bucharest (2013-2014)

Field of study: Cultural Anthropology, Social Anthropology

This research explores the role of increasing creative urban interventions in and about the transformation of Bucharest. Various
aspects of post‑socialist public space are seen together as complexity, the starting point of placing interventions and their role in the city. Theoretical discussions about connections between anthropology and contemporary art practices illustrate how these notions extend to creations in other disciplines. The research of these discussions together with interventions in Bucharest, studied through ethnographic engagement, shows how public space, participation and Bucharest’s makeover is imagined and contested by creative actors working in this direction.

Keywords: post‑socialist city, public space, creative interventions, social engagement, participation, collaboration

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