STUDIO BASAR / WARSAW IS BUCHAREST AND BACK
NO HEAR, NO SEE
Bucharest’s dreams were often the opposite of the previous ones. dream after dream, the city grew as a magic land of elsewhere impossible cohabitations. being constant mostly in changes and specific in unleashing tremendous energies, Bucharest is staging inventive solutions in its everyday battles.
Warsaw and Bucharest seem alike to us for all their blocks of flats, scale-down Lomonosov academies, Europa en-gross Asian bazaars, 25 stories high Christmas trees, semi-legal markets, old trams, little Paris of the east.
We apply to Warsaw some Bucharest like situations: reconciling the former state owned public space with it’s private users like cars and people, searching for the character of ‘at home’ as an urban and social barometer of the city, and looking for Bucharest into Graz, or into Warsaw: the un-pretentious buildings are everywhere the same.
We search for Bucharest in our illusion of Warsaw. We have never been there.
Alex Axinte, Cristi Borcan