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Loredana Bruma

Rhabillage Association
Participates in 1 Session
Having an educational background in architecture, with a strong focus on the integration of the architectural heritage in the urban development process, the social aspects involved and the multidisciplinary approach in sustainable development of urban and rural communities, Loredana's professional profile is filled with different types of experiments meant to answer as much as possible to the HOWs and WHYs involved in the process of the contemporary architecture production.

Her interest in the architectural heritage started to develop 10 years ago, when she initiated a volunteer based research project, The Mourning Houses project. The educational foundation was consolidated at ENSA Paris-Belleville where she studied for 2 years the contemporary approach on the recent architectural heritage within a DSA specialization program. In 2013, she published the RePAD Guide, the first Romanian guide for the rehabilitation of the architectural heritage.

Her interest in photography gave birth to documentary projects such as 'Bucharest, the little Paris?', for which she received a creation residency at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris and brought her some interesting collaborations, such as the one with The French Institute in Timisoara and the French Architecture office, Encore Heureux, for the 7th edition of SurExpositions.

As a junior architect, she experienced both, large scale projects with Lauster & Radu Architects (Bucharest) and LAN Architecture (Paris) and small scale, with A A Feraru Architect et Urbanist (Paris).
 

Probably, for being considered a young professional with good perspectives, Forbes magazine included her name in the Romanian top 30 under 30, the 2014 edition. 
 

Rhabillage Association

"We bring our creative thinking and make full use of contemporary art language and interactive cleverness to translate deep historical research projects into accessible experiences for future communities.

Our work is focused on the integration of the cultural heritage in the urban development process. We pay particular attention to the social aspects involved and the multidisciplinary approach in the sustainable evolution of urban and rural communities.

Gathering a wide range of knowledge, we merge our expertise as researchers, practitioners, advocates or public officers and develop new fields of study by raising daring questions and producing new tools

We truly believe that investing in heritage is not just an option. It’s one important responsibility. It’s not something related to a specific profession, but to the human nature, to how we grow as society. We don’t invest for better consumption, but to find the proper way to emerge further. We don’t protect heritage for the sake of it, but for understanding how we can better evolve. 

Together, we can prepare a better future for our past.

Sessions in which Loredana Bruma participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00

Sessions in which Loredana Bruma attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
13:00
13:00 - 15:00 | 2 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00
7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Movement, stillness, and creation will be combined during this walk as participants are encouraged to attune themselves to the environment through conscious emplacement. We will awaken our sensory awareness by experimenting with deep listening, observing impermanence and slow walking. Weather permitting, participants will also be invited to create a cyanotype photogram with found materials. An in-situ photogram is an image made in collaboration with the environment and enhances our a...

14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

19:00
19:00 - 21:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00
7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

La Pointe: L’autre bord de la track / The Other Side of the Tracks (COHDS /Public History Students, 2015 - bilingual) takes walkers into a working-class neighbourhood that has undergone massive deindustrialization and is now gentrifying. Pointe-Saint-Charles is also known for its place-based activism and strong neighbourhood identity. Produced by the oral history students in Steven High’s Working Class Public History course, working closely with two other cl...

11:00
11:00 - 12:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageIndustrial HeritageCitizenshipOral HistoryUrban HeritageActivists and ExpertsPublic event
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makers
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...

18:00
18:00 - 19:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00
7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

(Guided visits to Two Exhibitions, Centre d’histoire de Montréal- bilingual) – The Centre d’histoire de Montréal presents Dans le Griff that takes visitors into the neighbourhood of Griffintown, as depicted through the lives and memories of the Mercier family. Their life stories will take us down the streets of an industrial sector that has undergone quite the metamorphosis. Griffintown is one of the oldest industrial and working-class neighbourhoods in Montreal. In the forefro...