Micronarratives and the City. An Annotated Map of Bucharest

The publication is the result of a collaboration between Alina Cristea (LUCA School of Arts/KU Leuven), Mira Sanders (KU Leuven – Faculty of Architecture, campus Sint-Lucas Brussels and Ghent), and Ileana Marin (University of Bucharest/University of Washington).

Photograph by by Koen Cant

Through photography, text, drawing, film, and mixed media, the authors explore the mapping of (micro) situations witnessed in the city of Bucharest. The use of image and text forms a common thread across the contributions of the different authors: Alina Cristea draws from her research and practice Bucharest. The City with One Inhabitant. The City-Me, Mira Sanders brings in the act of drawing to represent/explore ways of spatial experiences, and Ileana Marin examines the creative power of wandering in the city of Bucharest through a selection of Romanian literary works.

This publication does not aim to give an exact representation of Bucharest, but rather to make side notes of its city-ness and to what extent the authors’ actions reveal (or not) other features of the city, at a given time in this spatial context.

Through the book design, Fien Vaneenooghe takes us on a walk through the different contributions and facets of the perceived Bucharest.

Photograph by by Koen Cant

Publisher Grafische CelLUCA School of Arts

Authors Alina CristeaIleana MarinMira Sanders

Text editing Liesbeth Decan, Claudia Jensen

Production Michaël Bussaer & Inge Ketelers

Graphic Design Fien Vaneenooghe

Printing Antilope De Bie

Paper Munken Print 1.8 Cream FSC, Magno Gloss FSC

Typeface GT Alpina, Courier, Trade Gothic

Funding LUCA School of Arts – Research unit Intermedia (Impulsproject) & Research Cluster Photography Expanded; KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture – Campus Sint-Lucas, Brussels/Ghent; ÉTÉ 78

Distribution Idea Books; available worldwide via Copyright Bookshop

Dimensions 168 x 240 mm

104 + 64 pages

ISBN 9789492574244

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