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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Teaching Assistant

Hello. This is my story.

Born in Bucharest in 1982, Ilinca Păun Constantinescu earned her PhD degree in architecture in 2013. She currently practices architecture at Ideogram Studio, teaches theory of architecture at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest, and leads cultural projects within the IDEILAGRAM Association. Together with her team from IDEILAGRAM, she edited “Shrinking Cities in Romania. Orașe românești în declin” (DOM publishers&MNAC Press 2019) and realized researches and exhibitions such as: Shrinking Cities in Romania (MNAC Bucharest, 2016), On Housing (Timco Halls Timișoara, 2018, within BETA 2018), Uranus Now (MNAC, 2019, initiated by Zeppelin and D.Hasnas). Since 2012, she is leader and team member of one of the largest participatory projects ever carried out in Romania concerning post-industrial regeneration, in Petrila, Vala Jiului.

In 2021 she will be part of the team representing Romania at the Venice Architecture Biennale, as leader of the Shrinking Cities in Romania project (Fading Borders, Romania’s pavillon by Poster = Shrinking Cities in Romania by IDEILAGRAM + Away by Teleleu + Mazzocchioo).

My education

UAUIM Bucharest

MA (2007), MUrban Planning (2009), phD Degree (2013)

New Europe College Fellow (2016)

Residency at Charleroi Danse, researching le Pays Noir (2020). Scholarships, exchanges, practices at:Salzburg Sommerakademie (summer 2015), Technische Universität Berlin (2010-2011), Universität Stuttgart (2005-2006), Universität Bauhaus, Weimar (summer 2004)

My experience

UAUIM Bucharest

Teaching Assistant at DITCAP, member of sITA editorial board

Ideogram Studio

practicing architect, co-owner

IDEILAGRAM Association

cultural manager, president