Cristi Borcan is a Bucharest based architect, a teaching assistant at the UAUIM Architecture Faculty in Bucharest and co-author of civic, community, educational and cultural projects. His research is currently focused on collective modes of producing social spaces and spatial practices of commoning. He is a co-founder, together with Alex Axinte, of studioBASAR, an architectural studio and a public space practice that operates between practice-based research, participatory action research, community activation, co-production and co-design, urban design, live education and civic pedagogy. The practice's projects have been nominated for different prizes such as European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2014, Social Design Circle by Curry Stone Design Prize in 2017, National Cultural Fund in 2018.
Hulya Ertas in conversation with Cristi Borcan of studioBASAR on the potentials of urban commons and co-design processes with communities in the specific context of Bucharest.