WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO
Urban activism workshop in post-socialist countries0 Available
seatsABOUT THE PROJECT Period: 14-20th June 2012 Place: Tallinn, Estonia Organizer: Linnalabor – urban studies laboratory from Tallin Website: http://www.linnalabor.ee/en/?lk=2 A member of Komunitas Association participated in this internation workshop, which explored questions and problems related to urban activism in a context of post-socialist urban development. The workshop brought together persons from various countries across [...]
URBAN DREAM SCAPES0 Available
seatsABOUT THE PROJECT “Urban_Dream_Scapes” is a bilateral youth exchange between Romania and Estonia, where 25 participants will discover the urban landscape of the Romanian capital city, will interact with the local community and will have an creative and voluntary approach to it. The project lasts from March to June 2014, while the actual youth exchange [...]
Urban Education National Conference0 Available
seatsABOUT THE PROJECT The National Conference of Urban Education was held on the 9-10 of December 2011 in Bucharest, at the University of Architecture and Urbanism „Ion Mincu”, organized by Komunitas with the help of the Association for Urban Transition(ATU). This conference represented the release of an innovating concept, that will be at the base [...]
Urban Glade0 Available
seatsAbout the Project În iunie 2009 am început intervenţia numităPoieniţa Urbană, într-un fel de semi-maidan aflat în zona Izvor, pe lângă strada Apolodor. Intervenţia a avut loc în cadrul proiectului de educaţie urbană Mai aproape de viitor. Intervenţia a constat în ecologizarea unui mic spaţiu verde abandonat, pictarea zidului unui bloc din apropiere (cu acceptul [...]
Urban Planning Laboratory0 Available
seatsABOUT THE PROJECT Urban Planning Laboratory is the newest project of Komunitas Association, as part of the alternative educational program named ”Urban Education”, addressed to teenagers, which has started five years ago. This educational programme was created by Komunitas Association members and has as a main objective the familiarization of young people with elementary notions [...]
URBAN SPACES IN ACTION0 Available
ABOUT THE PROJECT
”Urban spaces in action” is the newest initiative of the Komunitas Association – an interdisciplinary project, combining elements of urban planning, urban anthropology, architecture and education for young people, which is meant to be an answer to some urban problems that the organization has identified in its activity during the last 7 years, through social research combined with different projects or experiments of urban education and community development. The project is taking place between the 1st of May 2014 and 30th of October 2015 and the activities will take place in 3 neighborhoods of Bucharest: Tei, Tineretului and Timpuri Noi.
The project approaches 3 neighborhoods from Bucharest in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner, working on several complementary plans covering the following activities:
• performing urban socio-anthropological research aimed at investigating the practices of public spaces usings in 3 neighborhoods of Bucharest (Tei, Tineretului, Timpuri Noi);
• dissemination and public discussion of the research findings;
• civic and urban education activities for teenagers attending educational institutions in the three neighborhoods, based on innovative methods of work designed by Komunitas Association members;
• animation and activating urban spaces through participatory urban interventions;
• organizing community events designed to bring residents together and build a sense of the community (events like “Quarter Day” and urban festivals in the neighborhood);
• producing resource publications that provide information and know-how about the interdisciplinary project methods and the ability to be replicated;
• communication and visibility events during the project (conferences, seminars etc.).
The project beneficiaries will be people from different social and age groups: 75 pupils from educational institutions from the 3 neighborhoods; 30 students from the faculties of urban planning, social sciences and architecture; citizens who will benefit from the improved urban spaces that will be used in common and will help create positive social relationships; people who will make contact with the events and information dissemination of the project.
The main objectives of the project target:
1. The activation of urban spaces from the 3 mentioned neighborhoods through interdisciplinary activities, urban interventions and community events
2. Involving over 100 young people (pupils and students) in alternative education activities based on urban pedagogical methods designed by the Komunitas Association, which aim to develop for youth new skills and ways of perceiving to the city.
Urban space project is funded by EEA grants 2009 – 2014 under the NGO Fund in Romania. For official information on EEA grants and Norway Grants, visit www.eeagrants.org, www.fondong.fdsc.ro
Further details on the Facebook page of the project and on the website:
Miruna Tîrcă: Project Manager
President of Komunitas Association, an interdisciplinary, socio-anthropological and educational laboratory founded in 2006, based on the concept of applied social science. Komunitas is also an educational and experimental space, where innovative methods of non-formal education are created, along with doing socio-urban research and initiating different modes of activating public spaces. Miruna’s studies are in the field of philology, ethnology, social anthropology & community development and she has experience in the following areas: management of interdisciplinary projects, non-formal education, socio-anthropological research.
Silviu Marcu- project assistant
Founding member of S.E.G.M.E.N.T Association, who works with youth in foster care, and also a Komunitas Association collaborator. Silviu worked for a year at Parada Foundation as a soccer coach for children at risk (children in foster care, children living on the street, children from families with a precarious situation etc ). Currently, he is assistant in the project called “Spatii urbane in actiune” and runs youth projects in the Association SEGMENT.
Cristi Borcan- specialist in architecture and participatory urbanism
Together with Alex Axinte, Cristi established in 2006 studioBASAR, both an architecture studio and an agent for the observation and urban intervention. Concerned with the dynamics of contemporary urban culture and degradation of public space, the projects of studioBASAR differ from interventions in public space, art installations, urban research, non-formal education workshops, to competitions and various types of residential and public buildings.
Vlad Cătună – urban research coordinator
Roxana Popescu – PR and communication
Sabina Lefter – non-formal education trainer(socio-educational animation/visual education)
She graduated Sociology and Social Work College and now she studies a master of alternative pedagogies and theatre in education. She works in non-formal education projects for five years as a volunteer and collaborator of Komunitas Association. As well, in the last four years she prepared educational activities for children between age 7 and 10 years inside of National Organization Romanian Scouts. During this time, she followed socio-animation and pedagogy classes, while learning how important is the quality and planning of the educational process and the pursuit of certain targets.
Andreea Lipan – non-formal education trainer(urbanism and urban interventions)
Andreea is a graduate of the Faculty of Urban Planning at the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Bucuresti 2005-2008. Durring 2008 – 2010 she follow the Master “Urban Management for Competitive Cities” at the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”.
Paula Nita – event organizer
Roxana Szel – video documentation
Horia Doroftei – Financial Officer
Ramona Beian / Ionescu Andrada / Andreea Ivascu / Madalina Mihai / Andrei Pop / Ioana Petrache – urban researchers
The project is coordinated by the Komunitas Association, in partnership with tranzit.ro, Sports and Youth Department of Bucharest (Direcția pentru Sport și Tineret a Municipiului București), ArtWe Association and is supported by the group of architects of studioBasar.
Komunitas Association is a non-governmental organization founded in 2006 by a group of young sociology and anthropology researchers, based on the concept of applied social sciences and education. Our projects are based on a coherent approach to social action and intend to get out of the tight vision that the social sciences usually manifest in Romania, focusing instead on the way that they may be applied, in parallel with facilitating the understanding of certain concepts and social mechanisms among youth and the general public.
studioBasar – a group of architects founded in 2006 by Alex Axinte and Cristi Borcan, both as an architectural studio and as a Search-and-Rescue team, acting as an agent of urban observation and intervention. studioBASAR supports the project ” Spații urbane în acțiune” (Urban spaces in action) even since the design stage they were actively involved.
Tranzit.ro Association – an independent network of initiatives in contemporary art.
Sports and Youth Department of Bucharest – state youth agency
Art We – non-governmental organization aimed at young people passionate, active, artistically inclined, motivated by the desire to learn and gain experience, while being interested in new trends in the cultural field. They may be students or practitioners in fields such as drawing, painting, photography, digital art, design or music.
For more information please contact:
Roxana Maria Popescu
Responsible for PR
Vama Veche Fest0 Available
seatsABOUT THE PROJECT Vama Veche - undeva in „no-mans-land”, pe camp, aproape de granita cu Bulgaria... 1 Mai, stie toata lumea, este pretextul pentru prima mini-vacanta, care anunta venirea verii. Aproape toata lumea are liber, aproape toata lumea de la oras incearca sa evadeze din “jungla de asfalt” – iar tinerii sunt cei care reusesc [...]
WAKE UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER0 Available
seatsWake up to be a volunteer Proiectul ‘’Wake up be a volunteer’’ s-a desfasurat pe parcursul a doua saptamani, una in Tara Bascilor cealalta in Bucuresti. Proiectul a fost finantat de programul Tineret in Actiune, linia Schimburi de tineri; a fost accesat si coordonat de partenerii din Tara Bascilor. Prin acest schimb de tineri, am [...]