Create Your Bucharest!


On 16 March 2015, the jury chose Ovidiu Anton & Alexandru Bălășescu as the winners of the first prize of the idea competition Create Your Bucharest with a € 10,000 cash award. Their project How I miss Bucharest or The Journey of a Dog’s Life, won over the jury members. Nine special prizes of € 3,000 each were also awarded. Ideas were submitted by Romanian artists from all over the world and included fine art, design, and architectural projects.

1st prize

How I miss Bucharest or The Journey of a Dog’s Life by Ovidiu Anton & Alexandru Bălășescu


Jury Statement:

“Exploring the history of contemporary Bucharest by tracing the contrasting lives of two of the city’s dogs is an unusually eloquent, incisive and original way of addressing critical, but often painful issues like mobility, exile, ownership, surveillance, urbanism and belonging. One dog was born in Bucharest, but was adopted as a stray and taken away to Vienna. The other arrived in Bucharest as a pet with its Viennese owners, only to end up on the streets. The fate of each dog acts as a metaphor for the vicissitudes and promise of daily life in the city.”

Spezial prizes

A Pedestal of Thoughts
by Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan

Atelier 35 Cooperative
by Larisa Crunțeanu & Xandra Popescu

Bucharest Veins. Resuscitation Intervention
by Carmen Secăreanu

Discover Bucharest, the Open Air Museum
by Rareș Tudor Pop

Floreo: A Ruin Blossoms Downtown mapping memories of architectural heritage as public space
by Răzvan Delcea & Andrei Voica

Homeless Practices
by Maria Daria Oancea & George Octavian Marinescu

Kilobase Bucharest A-Z
by Dragoș Olea

by Andra Răcășan & Elena Rucsandra Maior

Your Concrete Shadows
by Gina Ster


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