EVICTING THE GHOST. ARCHITECTURES OF SURVIVAL

Author: studioBASAR
Editorial concept: Alina Serban
Romanian/ English
240 pages
Softcover with dust jacket
ISBN 978-973-0-09406-0
2010

Price: 40 lei

The book Evicting the Ghost. Architectures of Survival examines a specific phenomenon of recent Romanian social history: nationalisation, retrocession, eviction. The study carried out by the studioBASAR architectural group (Alex Axinte & Cristi Borcan) presents the multifaceted reality of forced evictions and includes information about the legislative history of these evictions, the uncertain status of private property owners in Romania over the last one and a half centuries, the stages of eviction, the stories of a number of families subjected to these measures and a typology of the dwelling places developed by those evicted, expressions of nowadays urban survival.
With contributions by: Ole Bouman, Catalin Berescu, Liviu Chelcea, Yona Friedman, Stefan Ghenciulescu, Iulia Modiga, Damiana Otoiu, Doina Petrescu, Lavinia Stan, Kai Vockler, Filippo M. Zerilli & Marie- Benedicte Dembour, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

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