Be a Mayor for 10 minutes!
A participative action in the frame of the project “Actopolis. The Art of Action/ Bucharest-South. Make your Own City!”
The South of Bucharest is hidden, difficult to reach and with social and infrastructural inequalities – yet it is alsoassorted, with good and live places and with a discreet, albeit authentic potential...maybe a suitable ground for another kind of urban visions and for a responsible imagination exercise.
We played, imagining the southern part of Bucharest becoming a city in itself. IN may, we installed a mobile mayor office in three public spaces in the area. Passersby were invited to become mayors for a short mandate. They took an oath, they received a scarf and a stamp, and then had to take hard decisions. At the end, they received a diploma.
Their propositions, questions and ideas will be analyzed and published – a possible sketch of a a future Bucharest-South.
The pavilion will be remounted in Belciugatele village, near Bucharest. Archipera Assocation develops with and for the Roma community there a participative social architecture program. The construction will become part of a dwelling for a family struggling with extreme poverty.