română/ bucurești/ cluj/ iași/ sibiu/


4.03 – 15.11.2024
@tranzit. ro/Iași

For most of 2024, tranzitiasi has been and is involved in building a very ambitious project called the Museum of Real Estate Development, alongside a wide range of artists, thinkers, theorists and academics from the most diverse backgrounds and geographies. So far, a number of six online meetings have been held, meetings in which a group of sociologists - in dialogue with the rest of the guests - tried to expand, in a transdisciplinary framework, the multi-methodical empirical research from the theoretical framework of capitalist accumulation processes, as well as on the role of real estate development in these processes today. They considered the results of the REDURB project (and the 8 case studies from Romania: Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Brașov, Craiova, Bragadiru, Tg. Jiu, Reșita, Bârlad).
Through these meetings was attempted to build a broad delimitation of the parameters in which the establishment of such a museum is possible and transferable in different, globalized geographies. The meetings were held in English and were followed by extensive discussions on how this body of knowledge can be translated into a multidisciplinary environment. The joint effort started online will take a more material form between August 1 and 5, 2024, when the whole group will meet, in person, in Iasi for a few intensive days where we will alternate presentation sessions, discussions, cooking, workshop situations or guided tours that will culminate with the vernissage of the Museum of Real Estate Development exhibition that will be opened in the transitiasi space.

In our current understanding, the Museum of Real Estate Development (MRED) mediates the transfer of knowledge constituted in the form of specific sociological research on urban space and real estate development - in the making, to the field of contemporary and artistic art. research as well as vice versa. This mutual transfer is necessary insofar as we consider the cultural field as the one through which critical reflexes and dialectical processes regarding the common present can be developed. Thus, this transdisciplinary, international group, made up of sociological researchers, theorists and contemporary artists, using a methodology that is increasingly present in the field of contemporary art - the retrospective look from a possible future - tries to imagine a museum of real estate development. Held in Iasi and online, the project is built around three modules: "analysis/debate/display", that are focussing on 3 themes: Financialization; Privatization/ Deindustrialization; Urban planning.

Invited participants include: Semeneh Ayalew Asfaw, Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Manuel B. Aalbers, Đorđe Balmazović (ŠKART), Delia Bulgaru, Mihail Dumitriu, Ioana Florea, Andreas Fogarasi, Cătălin Gheorghe, Sorin Gog, Dumitrița Gurău, Preeti Kathuria, Marina Mironica, Cristina Moraru, Sarah Muscalu, Andrei Pripasu, Enikő Vincze, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, ***STEALTH.unlimited - Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, Andrei Timofte, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Vladimir Us, Mick Wilson, George Zamfir.

More detailed information on this project one can find here. and here.

More information about the REDURB project here.

The project is organized by and 1+1, with the partnership of Oberliht Association (Chisinau), Fundația Desire (Cluj-Napoca), Asociația Quantic (București).

Curated by: Florin Bobu & Livia Pancu

The main partner of is the ERSTE Foundation.

This is a cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. (AFCN). This project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.