Pavilion
(of the Mayor)

Intro

A temporary pavilion set up in three public places will be the office of the mayor of the imaginary city of Bucharest South for a few days. Entering the space, the participants will be invited to act, advance proposals and consult the advisors. They assume the power of decision-making. The pavilion will be a light, temporary structure, easy to transport to different locations. It will be as transparent and friendly as possible, while also playing with the usual clichés associated with administration (in Romania): the big chair and desk, the map behind the desk, the all-important door to the higher authority etc.

Blog

Take a look behind the scenes: in the LAB, the artists are developing their projects online. Your contributions and comments to the work in progress are welcome!

  • Opening of the Actopolis Exhibition at Goethe-Institut Bucharest

    10 May 2017 10:45 by ACTOPOLIS

    Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut BukarestPhotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut BukarestPhotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Photos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest
    The projects produced as part of Actopolis Bucharest were assembled in an unique interactive exhibition that was opened on April 6th 2017 at Goethe-Institut Bucharest.

  • Exhibition Opening ARCUB Bucharest

    8 May 2017 16:25 by ACTOPOLIS

    Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut BukarestFotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut BukarestFotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest
    The second stop of the Actopolis touring exhibition was opened in Bucharest on April 5th 2017 at ARCUB - The Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality.



  • Opening of the Actopolis Exhibition at Goethe-Institut Bucharest

    8 May 2017 16:21 by ACTOPOLIS

    Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut BukarestFotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut BukarestFotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest Fotos © Marius Dinca / Goethe-Institut Bukarest
    The projects produced as part of Actopolis Bucharest were assembled in an unique interactive exhibition that was opened on April 6th 2017 at Goethe-Institut Bucharest.

  • Interviews: Ștefan Ghenciulescu (Actopolis Bucharest)

    3 May 2017 18:40 by ACTOPOLIS

    Ștefan Ghenciulescu recently gave two interviews, speaking about the two exhibitions at ARCUB and Goethe-Institut, different forms of participation and why Oberhausen and Bucharest-South have more in common than one might think.

  • Read: The Actopolis Bucharest Exhibition Guide

    3 May 2017 18:15 by ACTOPOLIS

    The entire programme of the Actopolis Bucharest exhibitions has been collected in form of a booklet. The short publication (so far in Romanian only) is available for download here.

  • #PRESS

    14 November 2016 16:18 by ACTOPOLIS

    Good read in Revista Zeppelin about the participatory installation "Mayor for 10 minutes"! For the Zeppelin Article of the Week, Ștefan Ghenciulescu (Asociaţia Zeppelin) who co-curated Actopolis Bucharest together with Raluca Voinea (tranzit.ro) is looking back at the project at large, its evolution and afterlife.

    Link to article

PARTICIPANTS

Constantin Goagea

Constantin Goagea

Actopolis-City: Bucharest

Constantin Goagea (b. 1970) MA in architecture, became a producer, curator and creative director. Co-founder of “Zeppelin” cultural platform, His work investigates the relationship of contemporary culture, digital technology and the human environment. He is interested in how new technologies are influencing the urban development, what a smart city is, but mostly what a smart society could be.

Coordinator, designer and producer of more than 35 exhibitions in the last 15 years. The most significant ones were:
2015> Carol Factory – Post-industry; an art landscape exhibition. Goagea was the designer and coordinator; together with artists and architects from Norway and the Netherlands he realised five wooden installations. The result of their work was a new public space inside the Carol Factory, which helped and supported the development of many events and cultural activities in the old factory, next to Carol Park in Bucharest. More than ten such events, including electronic, jazz and rock music, lectures, workshops and movie nights took place in this venue, involving more than 20,000 participants.br> 2014> He realised the design and production of the group’s project named “Connected | things about future, cities and people”. This international project was supported by EU funds and was intended to foresee the soft collision between the vectors of global technology and European cities (www.citiesandpeople.eu). The design of this exhibition was awarded a prize at the Anuala de Arhitectura, a competition organised by the Chamber of Romanian Architects.