On 9 December 2016 the Architectural Association in London hosted the event “The Bedford Tapes”, which brought together architects and experts from all over Europe.

NEW COMMONS FOR EUROPE captures the vitality and the doubts of a new generation of architects living at a key moment in the history of the European Union and questioning the role of the profession and the architect’s ability to produce projects and spaces for the common good with an alternative set of resources and profit structure. After the conference a series of interviews were conducted with participants in London, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Lisbon, and Bucharest. The book chronicles both the event and the interviews, which have developed into an ongoing European conversation between architectural figures that takes a new reading of the boundaries of the discipline and its interactions with political, economic, and social factors.

Texts: Holly Lewis - We Made That, Mathieu Delorme, Aurélien Delchet - Atelier Georges, Alex Axinte, Cristi Borcan - studioBASAR, Anthony Engi Meacock - Assemble, Jack Self - REAL, Tiago Moita Saraiva - Ateliermob, Markus Bader - Raumlabor.

Edited by Flavien Menu.

You can order the book here.

Discussion: The purpose of community centers in Bucharest


Tei Community Center - A space of collaboration and solidarity!

Lacul Tei Civic Initiative Group in partnership with CeRe: Resource Center for public participation and studioBASAR invites you at a discussion about the purpose of citizen initiated community centers and their role in activating the community. The discussion will be based on the experience of Tei Community Center.

National Cultural Fund Prize


Two of our projects - Tei Community Centre and City School - won the National Cultural Fund Prize in “Cultural activation in relation to the public space” category. Our thanks goes to the jury, the teams, the participants and everyone involved.

For the first time together, now on the stage, and maybe in the future in practice, the two projects coordinated by studioBASAR during the last two years, demonstrate that even in Bucharest the collaboration between citizens, public institutions, universities, cultural associations and professionals in possible.

More about Tei Community Centre here.

More about City School here and here.