Description: Poiana lui Iocan is an interdisciplinary think-tank composed of international researcher in urban studies, architecture, sociology and marketing. Its main mission is to explore the role of contemporary design as a facilitator of new types of interactions that can lead to the development of new types of urban governance structures. Our projects focus on developing new tools meant to facilitate the understanding of complex “wikied problems” associated with contemporary urban planning.
Description: Lead designer for all of the activities and events undergone by the institute. I was in charge with developing the design and branding concepts for a series of music and film festivals as well as taking care of weekly and monthly publications for all the branches of the local institution.
Description: Researcher for the “Romania’s Greenest Buildings” publication which analysed national trends in sustainable building projects and the development potential of the local real-estate market.
Research assistant for the “Building Greener Schools” Campaign focusing on methods of improving the quality of interior spaces in Romanian schools.
4Cities Master Thesis – The Re-birth of Company Towns: How Corporations are Reshaping Life, Work and Play in the City
Date: Jan, 2014 – Sept, 2016
Description:Based on a mix of urban studies and future studies methodologies, the research looks at how contemporary economic trends and practices can create a new breath of corporate-led urban development typology and the rebirth of the company town model.
Description: An educational manual developed for high school students that invites them to understand the urban context from an interdisciplinary playful perspective in 12 chapters on the economy, history, nature, art and governance of our contemporary cities.
Description: In 2010, a new law meant to establish a coherent framework for information and consultation regarding public works was set into place in Romania. The study analyses how this set of rules where implemented in 40 municipalities and proposes strategies for streamlining the process in the future.
WonderLab Exhibition – 24 Hours City – All Inclusive
Description: My entry for the exhibition concerned new types of architecture practices where the architect and the architecture object plays the role of the mediator, negotiating the step by step implementation process and taking an active role in designing the space around an ever changing open innovation business plan for creative clusters.
Architecture Master Thesis – Industrial Heritage Adaptive Reuse in the context of Urban Regeneration and Creative Clusters
Description: Theoretical paper focused on understanding the economic and public policy environment in which adaptive reuse can become benefficial for future city development. A large part of the study is focused on actor-network analysis and real estate forecasting for the near future as well as the new opportunities offered by Creative Clusters as means of creating long-term local economic growth.
Future of the City – ECO REHAB 3 – Mass Housing Estates or Multifamily Housing Complexes (insert)
Description: Report outlining opportunities of upgradeing existing Mass Housing Estates around Europe (based on research data collected during the three workshops organized in Bucharest, Barcelona and Krakow.
Description: An alternative urban development vision for the small former mining town of Idrija, Slovenia. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we have developed a “periodic table of elements” that transforms the city from a Mercury Mining UNESCO Heritage Site into a vibrant urban area based on open business innovation and public participation.
Targu Jiu – Brancusi Heroes Crossing Statuary Ensemble – Heritage Protected Area Redevel- opment and Modernization. – First Prize
Description: The purpose of the project was to develop the general strategy for the integration of the competition site in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The objectives focus on developing a visitor and car traffic management plan as well as general guidelines for future architecture interventions in the area.
Description: The purpose of the project was to assist the cities of Braila and Galati in developing a functional urban system based on public transport and on a new urban design strategy that will unite the adjacent cities by sharing their existing public space infrastructure.
Inspired Design Competition 2010 – Dambovita River Hydroponic Info Pavilion
Description: Floating installation showcasing the importance of water courses for the cities we leave in. The pavilion was also designed to inform on the development of a larger local scheme for regenerating the Dambovita Riverfront in Bucharest
Urban Fest 2015 – The role of DIY OpenData in Enabler Smart City initiatives