The Stories

Intro

My personal contribution to the Bucharest-South project consists of a set of narratives about several key-points on the map of Bucharest. Each of these stories actually documents one neighbourhood of southern Bucharest, and particularly one specific aspect of that neighbourhood. The stories are about places but always involve people – they actually are about people using, inhabiting and transforming these spaces.
I live in this part of the city. I both like it and hate it, and as an architect and writer I believe I can understand and (sometimes) anticipate its transformations.

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!

  • Stories from Bucharest South

    13 September 2017 10:26 by ACTOPOLIS

    Mihai Duţescu published a first edition of his project Stories from Bucharest South with online magazine zeppelin.ro. His text about Rahova / Antiaeriană is accompanied by images of photographer Andrei Mărgulescu.

    Mihai Duţescu published a first edition of his project Stories from Bucharest South with online magazine zeppelin.ro. His text about Rahova / Antiaeriană is accompanied by images of photographer Andrei Mărgulescu. (>>LINK)

  • 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.

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Mihai Dutescu

Mihai Dutescu

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Actopolis-City: Bucharest

Mihai Dutescu was born in 1979. He is an architect, writer and lecturer at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest. He was awarded a PhD degree for research in the field of contemporary urban vernacular developments.

Mihai Dutescu is the author of two poetry books and one novel and has received several literary prizes. Poems and fragments of prose have been translated into English, French, Swedish and Czech.
Current research interests include vernacular and non-architectural phenomena within contemporary cities, speculative real estate developments and emerging post-communist societies.
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