Arts festivals and the city. The workshop uses Sibiu’s engagement with arts festivals, especially the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Festivalul Internațional de Teatru Sibiu – FITS), to showcase the social value and the role played in economic regeneration and building a city image by performing arts festivals. FITS is world’s third performing arts event in terms of magnitude and relevance. The workshop will show how Sibiu used the FITS and the European Capital of Culture designation as a strategy to reposition and differentiate itself and will explore the impact of the festival in terms of community development and the organization of urban space.
Visit the other capital. This workshop proposes a visit to Alba Iulia and its Vauban-style citadel, the largest in Romania and one of the largest in Europe.For many years, the Alba Carolina citadel was off limits for citizens due to its designation as a military objective. Following its transfer to the local authorities th citadel has become the site of one of the most spectacular urban regeneration projects in recent years. The workshop includes a meeting with the city manger and the chief architect of Alba Iulia.