Etnografic Museum of Trasylvania
How can the rural areas around big cities in East Europe repopulate by keeping their traditions! We want to organize an alternative school in The Ethnographic Park of Transylvania bringing together architects, carpenters and locals for building 3 wood installations in relation with 3 existing houses in the museum. We see the museum as a mirror of the depopulated village. We search sustainable solutions for living in rural areas by facilitating unusual encountering between experts and locals.
The Ethnographic Park „Romulus Vuia”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Work migration in Europe from East to West is still very present due to the loosening of democracy: coruption, low ballot presence, weak economy. The results are most visible in depopulates villages. We search for alternative solutions on repopulating these rural areas.
More than 60 people from different groups (architects, sociologists, students, carpenters, locals) will interact because they built something together. The exhibition in the ethnographic park will raise awarness about depopulated rural areas and how they can be inhabited sustainable.
1-Selecting 3 houses in the museum. 2.Searching for their stories in the original villages and we explore the 3 rural areas collecting stories from the inhabitants 3-Back from the villages we analize and make a visualisation of the collected data 4-Next to the 3 houses we organise a building workshop conducted by an architect, a carpenter from the area. The participants -
students and inhabitants of the villages 5-We open the exhibition showing the architectural installations and the stories.
During my chilhood the village gave me the space for first steps. I think that abandoning our rural areas means leaving behind our past, the stories of our grand parents and their knowledge. Now, as an architect, I feel indebed to give something back.
Public of the museum
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