Portmanteau

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Search for any city in the world - maybe start with your home town - and see how would it look if a megalomaniac dictator would have chosen it as the setting for his greatest construction project, the “Civic Center”. Follow the instructions for a more interactive experience.

What is the “Civic Center” you ask? Also dubbed “The Socialist Victory” is a communist construction project, organised along a monumental axis that short-circuits the scale and the inherited logic of Bucharest, hiding it behind a mantle. On top of it lies the largest administrative building in Europe known by us as the “House of the People”, today “The Palace of the Parliament”.

This project is our baggage, the people of Bucharest’s baggage, and the question that we started with was “What would happen if we were to take this baggage with us through the world?”.

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