The clues of a Bucharest diversified from a cultural point of view are everywhere, from Pantelimon to the Centrul Vechi (Old Town) and from Gemeni Square to Voluntari. The project research team The new minorities in Bucharest municipalityformed of anthropology MA students within the SNSPA and under the coordination of the anthropologists Monica Stroe, Bogdan Iancu and Vintilă Mihăilescu went in the field in search of places where new minorities have left their imprint on. On this page you will find a series of detailed stories on there incursions amongst Chinese, Moldavian, Turk, Indian, Lebanese, British, French and Italian communities.


One evening at Mojo Quiz Night

Cezara Gheorghe is research assistant of the British community in Bucharest. The exploring of the community entailed a participation in the Mojo Quiz Night, one of the well-known clubs for British presence.

This is the second time I am coming to Mojo Quiz Night and I am a little late. I pay the entry fee, Ron 10 lei that will go to charitable foundations, and I hastily descend into the vault. I am trying to find the table where a few friends are already seated. A nice guy approaches with a paper sheet in hand and asks me what name the reservation is under. I give him three name, for I do not know who made the reservation. Out of the three names, Sergiu, Sînziana and Filip, I get lucky with the one of Filip. He points me to the right direction and smiles at me. DETAILS

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Strolling, through the new neighborhood near the Dragonul Roșu

Andreea Agache is research assistant of the Chinese community in Bucharest. Exploring the community entailed a stoll through the Dobroiești neighborhood, one of the places where Chinese people in Bucharest have mostly set their imprint on.

Dobroieşti commune is practically attached to Bucharest, specifically Fundeni neighborhood. Having a large surface, we started exploring the part where we already knew that Chinese people were living in, and namely the area between Fundeni bridge and Dragonul Rosu, on the right side of the road Dragonul Rosu. The area explored on this occasion is a kind of “small neighborhood” of Dobroieşti, located on the exit to the Dragonul Roşu. There is a Chinatown in the sense that only Chinese people live there. There live both Romanian and Chinese people, but the Chinese community is mostly present there, and in the perimeter there are only apartment buildings where only Chinese people live (as Romanian employees in that area have told me, security guards and salesmen). DETAILS