Re-modeling the Nameless Street

Categories: reconversion workshop
Event in Tranzit:
Tranz Art in Situ - the Rehabilitation of Public Space
July-August 2000
Organizer: Tranzit Foundation
Finis e.V. Institut fur Interdisziplinare Studien (Germany), Castel Banffy Voluntary Association, French Cultural Center Cluj
Financial support: Euroart - European Cultural Fund for Romania
-- Curators: Dénes Miklósi, Csilla Könczei
The participants were artists and professionals (musicians, performers, philosophers, writers, etc) having various cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds and coming from different regions.

Reconversion has been a key word in Tranzit’s artistic program. The concept of reconversion came from the idea of symbolic interpretation of the space that leads to giving form to its architectural shape. From the first manifestations (We and They - 1997, Passer-by - 1998), artists have sought to define the meanings of the emptied space of the synagogue. The artistic approaches raised the idea of the reconstruction of the space of Tranzit in an integrative manner, in the urban landscape of Cluj, as the building of Tranzit House is part of a whole architectural complex. The synagogue, the courtyard, the closed Nameless Street that initially led the way to the synagogue, and the destroyed bridge on the Samus river were forgotten by the city till lately. Re-modeling the Nameless Street resulted in the re-opening of the walking street leading to the synagogue.

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