Co-author: Laura Cristea
The drawing represents a past-present-future section through a typical socialist block of flats. In order to define what “collective” dwelling meant for contemporary Bucharest, we zoomed into its recent history. The politically imposed standard structure transformed over years, acquiring an incredibly rich variety of uses: developing rooms in the tiny baths, watch making in the storage space, exotic gardens in the balconies, tailoring in the living rooms. It is a comics of our collective memory that helped us to further develop a better dwelling scenario, based on the critical reading of this still very real tale.