infobox represents the place where the memory of the city is activated through
different initiatives and projects. The need to link our present, our memory
with the recent past led us to the idea of such a place. For some reason
this infobox was not built in the nineties, immediately after the
fall of communism. In 2006 the conditions have changed because
of the new construction market which focuses especially on the city spaces left unconstructed, areas were demolitions took place in the 80es under the communist regime.
We collaborated with the architects Dan Dinoiu and Alex Pop and decided
that the shape of such a space should be an interpretation of the living unit
/apartment of the block of flats, as a reference to the most common
habitat in romanian cities.
The result of our collaboration was a model and an architecture project
which was showed under the frame of the project Va Urma to the people living
in Rahova (a critical area of the city exposed now to new demolitions) and
in Galeria Noua to the intellectual and artistic community.
The next steps were showing it to the city officials and trying to find a
place and funding to construct it. This Apartment/Infobox should be a place for documenting our past on one
side, but also to act like a small kunsthalle in which new projects would