During April 14-15 of 2016, the Movement for European Action and Initiative Association in partnership with the Bucharest City Hall and ARCUB – the Bucharest Cultural Centre organizes the Cultural Diversity Forum, an event that brings forward the issue of cultural diversity and its influence in the development of society. The event, organized at ARCUB…

According to the 1930 census, the ethnic groups represented 22.39% of the population of Bucharest: in 2011, they represented only 2.36%. In a way, one can say that present-day Bucharest is ten times less multi-ethnic than the interwar one. On the other hand, the massive Romanian emigration prevented us from observing the first waves of…

This aspect is so naturally outlined that it can easily be overlooked during a simple stroll in Bucharest. Here, it is not out of the ordinary to watch a movie at a French cinema, to have dinner at a Chinese restaurant, to buy Shakespeare from an English bookstore, to have an Italian expresso, to enjoy…

Christian Sørhaug is a norwegian anthropologist, part of the Telemarksforking team in Olso, partner of New minorities in Bucharest. You can read, below, his views about cultural diversity from Romania to Norway and back. Migration provides challenges and opportunities: As fortress Europa seeks to solidify its borders further as migrants are pressing on, understanding how these…

“The Travel-People” crowns the efforts of our participants to the cultural diversity workshop, which is part of the “New Minorities of Bucharest” project. The high school students, working under the helpful guidance of trainers Amalia, Cristina and Andrei, took monologues based on their own experiences and interactions with persons from different cultures. But how did…

The “Sounds of Bucharest” documentary, directed by Mihai Grecea, takes a musical approach to presenting life in Bucharest, as seen through the eyes of eight characters coming from different worlds, and who have chosen Bucharest as their home. Among them, Fanny Chartres, a French translator, and Fan Shuang, baritone at the Children’s Comedy Opera, Chineze…

Eight people, eight stories, eight different chords on an imaginary stave bearing the name of Bucharest. This is the network of the documentary film that will be filmed during the project “The new minorities in Bucharest municipality” and which will showcase the cultural richness of the city where approximately 30.000 people belong to new minorities….

The European Day of Languages is celebrated this year for the 15th time on the initiative of the European Council so as to encourage multilingualism for a better intercultural communication. Every year on September 26th we celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe, a key element of the rich cultural heritage of the continent. The 800 million…

Why did Indian, Lebanese, British or Italian people settle in Bucharest? Where do they spend their time? How did they hallmark the city? The students of the Anthropology Master and Visual Studies and Society Masters within SNSPA went on site looking for new minorities in Bucharest. The results of their research will be available at large…

Monica Stroe coordinates the students involved in the anthropological research, the basis of the project “The new minorities in Bucharest municipality”. Their stake is to find out more about life in Bucharest of some members of each minority and fight against the monochrome representations that are circulating. Monica explains us what to expect from this…

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