5.30pm – 7.00pm, followed by a wine and nibbles reception in the Foyer of Adam House.


Horia Creangă and the Paradoxes of Romanian Modernism


Prof Ana-Maria Zahariade  is an architect and teaches theory of architecture in the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism. Since 1989 she has been involved in the modernisation of architectural education, in the architectural research and its connections to larger cultural enviroment. She is a Fellow of the Nantes Institute of Advances Studies. She was awarded the Herder prize (2003) and got Getty and Getty-NEC scholarships. The main  research directions of Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Zahariade are: Romanian modernism, architecture under and after Communism, housing and aesthetic concepts in theory of architecture. She has released publications in Romania and abroad as an author, co-author, collaborator and coordinator. Last titles of her publications: Symptoms of transition 1 and 2 (Arhitext Design, 2009, 2010), Architecture in the communist project, Romania 1944-1989 (Simetria, 2011). Since 2013 she has been the founder and chief-editor of the annual journal sITA (Studies of History and Theory of Architecture, Ion Mincu University Publishing House). A.M. Zahariade lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.