Tackling gaps and mismatches in the field of higher education for architecture and urban planning while exploring and addressing discontinuities along the national borders in-between Romania, Hungary and Serbia

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Cristian BORCAN

Cristian BORCAN

Teaching Assistant

Hello. This is my story.

Cristi Borcan is a Bucharest based architect, a teaching assistant at the UAUIM Architecture Faculty in Bucharest and a co-author of civic, community, educational and cultural projects. His research is currently focused on collective modes of producing social spaces and spatial practices of commoning. He is a co-founder of studioBASAR, an architectural studio and a public space practice, that activates between practice-based research, participatory action research, community activation, co-production and co-design, urban design, live education and civic pedagogy. The practice’sprojects won and were nominated for different architectural biennials and cultural prizes (European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2014, Social Design Circle by Curry Stone Design Prize in 2017,National Cultural Fund in 2018).

My education

UAUIM Bucharest

PhD student, since 2018

UAUIM Bucharest

master in urban planning, 2006

UAUIM Bucharest

bachelor in architecture (equivalent), 2004

My experience

UAUIM Bucharest

teaching assistant, since 2018

BASAR Association

urban curator, member, since 2015


architect, co-owner, since 2006