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Assistant Professor

Hello. This is my story.

Irina Băncescu (1978), Dr. Arch. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture History & Theory and Patrimony Conservation, UAUIM and also an independent architect and researcher. In 2012 she finished her PhD in architecture with the subject The issue of waterfronts. Aspects of the Romanian seaside evolution in the communist period at UAUIM. She participated in various research projects with topics such as the rehabilitation of waterfronts, the communist period’s built heritage, vernacular architecture, housing in extreme poverty situations, architectural education. She edited in 2016 the book 2,14 Types of Architecture Schools with Ina Stoian and Alexandru Belenyi. Other recent publications include: ”Reclaiming a Land of Overlapping Frontiers. The Romanian Seaside until the 20th Century”, sITA 4/2016; ”Development of the Romanian Seaside under Communism. Architecture between Political and Mass Tourism in Post-War European Context”, Enchanting Views: Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the 1960s and 70s, ed. Kalliopi Dimou, Sorin Istudor and Alina Şerban, 2015;  „On Changes in the Dwelling Conditions of the Romanian Roma under Communism” (coautor Daniela Calciu), Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes, ed. Nnamdi Elleh, 2014 etc. She collaborated with ADN architecture office in several national and international architecture competitions that resulted in awards.

My education

UAUIM Bucharest

MA (2002), Rehabilitation of Buildings Postgraduate Studies (2005), phD Degree in Architecture (2012)

Scholarships, exchanges, practices at:

Facoltà di Architettura di Palermo (1999, 2003), Faculty of Architecture, Damascus (2000), Accademia di Romania in Rome (2004-2006)

My experience

UAUIM Bucharest

Teaching Assistant at DITACP

Independent research and practice

since 2002