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CAMP PROJECT



Promoting social, cultural, and pedagogical change that overcomes the conditions of the current social, political and cultural predicament.

tranzit.ro/Cluj is engaging in a new type of collaboration and experiment which seeks to provide an inspirational space and context for artistic research and discussions. The camp is a self-sustainable, environmentally conscious, future-oriented mutual-education project located in the village Câmpu Cetății (Mureș district) in the Transylvanian Mountains of Romania. Initiated by tranzit.ro/Cluj curator Attila Tordai-S, educator Kata Tordai-Soos, photographer Nelson Fitch, and short story writer Veronica Roth, partnerships will include universities, educational/cultural institutes, artist collectives, and independent researchers.

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2012 Alphabet Book

A project of The Last Archive 2020 /


tranzit.ro/București and The Last Archive present:
2012 Alphabet Book

With: Sergiu Nisioi, Mihaela Gheață, Ramona Gheorghe, Cătălina Gubandru, Raluca Popa, Adina Ochea, Bogdan Ghiu, Ștefania Mihalache, Irina Gheorghe, Eduard Gabia, Rucsandra Pop, Raluca Croitoru, Cristina Vasilescu, Sebastian Sifft, Nicoleta Moise, Ioana Stanca, Sillyconductor, Simona Dumitriu, Crina Marina Mureșanu, Anetta Mona Chișa, Simona Nastac, Raluca Ilie, Elena Vlădăreanu, Andrei Dósa, Diana Dogaru, Alex Axinte, Vlad Brăteanu, Vasile Leac, Ilinca Luca

The project will be launched in a video format online, on the 21st of December 2020, at 7 p.m.

Watch the film on Vimeo

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Classless train: technology, infrastructure and capitalist ecomodernization

Online lecture by NATALIA BUIER /


December 10th, at 7pm.

Moderator: Dana Domșodi

Technology and its triumphalist reprezentation together with technologic progress represent not only defining elements of the modern imaginary, but also central pieces in the political anticapitalist repertoire. When talking about ecological crisis, labor emancipation or social-democrat measures designed to contain and mitigate the structural crises of global capitalism, technology always appears as a restraining tool of present contradictions. This presentation explores the role of technology in the context of capitalist ecomodernization and its possible functions within anticapitalist ecologist struggles while looking at the high-speed railway project from Spain. Spain, world leader in high-speed railway constructed kilometers, but also in the number of airports and built highway kilometers, has experienced in the last two decades a series of transformations that can serve as a benchmark in evaluating the progressive contemporary proposals such as Green New Deal and the technological modernizations as a solution to the problems of the capitalist society.

Natalia Buier has studied sociology and anthropology. Presently she researches the connection between economic crises, ecological transformations and infrastructure. She is a graduate of the Departament of Sociology and Anthropology from CEU, currently being affiliated to the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology. She obtained her Phd. at CEU with a thesis on historical memory and labor movements in the Spanish railway system.

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Andrei Timofte: LET’S TALK ABOUT PLASTER AND CAPITAL

Public talk. Facebook and videostream.ro /


28 november 2020

At the invitation to make a public presentation of my own artistic practice I chose to talk about two of the personal research conducted in 2019: THE CEMENT PLASTER FINISH WALL OF A PETIT BOURGEOIS and the project ARTIST, I BUY AN APARTMENT IN THIS BLOCK! both curated by Florin Bobu and Livia Pancu. The online presentation of the two projects represents an opportunity to discuss extensively and in an appropriate framework about their cultural and personal foundations. At other times, they aim to present to the general public other visual materials that formed the basis of the artworks.

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AI Commons

Online lecture by Oana Mateescu /


November 27th, 2020, at 7 pm.

In 2019, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiels made waves by stating that “AI is literally communist” while a few years earlier the accelerationist philosopher Nick Land set out to demonstrate “the teleological identity of capitalism and artificial intelligence”. Few other recent technologies have exercised so much ideological fascination, not to mention inspiring an ever-growing output of policy papers on governance and ethics. This talk maps out some of the key issues in contemporary debates that project the political economic future of AI beyond the current moment of platform capitalism. It reviews the positions of left accelerationism, postcapitalism and fully automated luxury communism, focusing on the major blind spot: ownership and control of the means of production. It concludes by emphasizing the increasing push towards imagining AI as commons, while acknowledging the ease with which tech platforms can stimulate open-source AI tools and re-appropriate their products.

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INSTAACTIVITY: Poe & Smaranda Ursuleanu



@tranzitiasi, a series of interventions on tranzit.ro/ Iasi instagram page by Iasi based artists.

November 2020

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Artist-in-Residence Programme at Q21/MuseumsQuartier in Vienna

CALL for APPLICATIONS 2021 /


The call is open between 21 October – 6 December 2020.

Duration of residency: 2 months

The Artist-in-Residence Programme at Q21/MuseumsQuartier in Vienna is part of ERSTE Foundation’s long-termed endeavour to support contemporary art and to strengthen the situation of its creators, especially in the region of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The residence program is realized together by tranzit, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt Collection. Kontakt Collection will collaborate with the Zagreb based WHW Akademija.

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From Near to Far

Visual Cartographies of the Spaces 2 Mai and Vama Veche /


October 15th – November 15th, 2020
The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest

An exhibition organised by tranzit.ro/București
Curator: Iuliana Dumitru

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RESEARCH. PRODUCTION. DIALOG



tranzit. ro/ Iasi started a new project during 2020 and 2021 and which will combine during 14 moths a series of 8 new online contemporary art productions, live presentations and a series of 16 interviews realized with former collaborators that are familiar with the Iasi artistic scene.

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C4R - Cultures for Resilience


The C4R project aims to foster resilient and inclusive European societies by developing participatory cultural practices of resilience and ensuring social transversality.

The project has been supported by the EC's Creative Europe - Culture programme (2020-22) and is carried out by a collective of 4 partners:

Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (FR)
Casco Art Institute (NL)
Tranzit.ro (RO)
Nethood (CH)

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THE COUNCIL OF PEACE, UTOPIAN DIALOGUE, DIRECT TRANSLATION FROM REVOLUTIONARY LANGUAGE (RL)

by OVIDIU POP /


Collective Reading by Elena Bonte, David Bonte, Ovidiu Pop, Florin Bobu, Livia Pancu, Andrei Timofte, Marius-Alexandru Dan, Baran Caginli, Dorone Paris, Noa Treister and Alexander Nikolic.

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Conditions of Peace



Exhibition
1+1 & tranzit.ro/ Iași space in Elena Doamna, no. 37, Iași

Saturday, 19th of September, 6 pm.

We welcome you for the first out four exhibitions in the frame of Conditions of Peace project realized in close partnership between: 1+1 [Iași], tranzit.ro/Iasi [Iași], Učitelj neznalica i njegovi komiteti (The Ignorant Schoolmaster and his committees) [Beograd], Rab-Rab Press [Helsinki], BOEM Artists’ Collective [Vienna]

We are happy to announce that we will be able to show in Iasi new works by artists and colleagues:
Blind Date Collaboration (Alisa BECK & Marie - Christin RISSINGER), Andrei NACU, Baran CAGINLI, Dorone PARIS, Edona KRYEZIU, Ines DOUJAK & John BARKER, Lala RAŠČIĆ, Minna HENRIKSSON, Ovidiu POP, Nebojsa MILIKIĆ.

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The opening event will slowly start at 6 pm, on Saturday 19th and we will welcome you according to new health conditions established by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Culture. Therefore we will not allow more than 4 people at once in the exhibition space. This means you can come at any time between 6 pm and 8 pm and that it may take longer time for you to enter. Wearing masks while inside the space is compulsory.

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ATMOSPHERES

@tranzit.ro/Cluj /

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CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 30 April 2021

Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2021 / /

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung