Architectural education focuses mostly on finished products
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).
PhD student, since 2018
master in urban planning, 2006
bachelor in architecture (equivalent), 2004
teaching assistant, since 2018
urban curator, member, since 2015
architect, co-owner, since 2006