About the project

UrbanMarkers is based on the results of the project BRĂILA LABORATORY- Alternative approaches to urban peripheries within a shrinking city (B-LAB) financed through SEE Grants in the framework of the “Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” program.

The joint project of the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism – Faculty of Urban Planning (UAUIM-FUP) and the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) in cooperation with Braila Municipality in Romania is devoted to an educational collaboration that looks to engage with the city of Braila as an urban laboratory to explore and develop alternative and critical positions to urban peripheries within the shrinking city.

The project activities will in large part plug-in to planned educational courses at both educational institutions that work with the same themes found in the project where each part (courses and project activities) will symbiotically complement and strengthen each other.

The project consists of:

  • (1) preparatory research
  • (2) summer workshop
  • (3) fall workshops
  • (4) international round table and exhibition
  • (5) publication.

General objective: Developing alternative education methodologies and exchanging experience regarding the cultural diversity of urban peripheries within a shrinking city.