Revitalizing the Saxon Monuments from Transylvania. A proposal Cover Image

Revitalizarea monumentelor sașilor din Transilvania. O propunere
Revitalizing the Saxon Monuments from Transylvania. A proposal

Author(s): Cosmin Ignat
Subject(s): Cultural history, Architecture, History of Church(es), Historical Geography, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Editura Universitară „Ion Mincu”
Keywords: Transylvania; Sibiu county; Netuș; Transylvanian Saxons; ecclesiastical monuments; future;

Summary/Abstract: During August 2021, the locality of Dealu Frumos in Sibiu county (or the center of the country as it is commonly known) witnessed far more animation than usual as the perfect location of a summer school, the type of event so necessary to Romanian culture. The Schönberg Live Studio Summer School is a project of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning (UAUIM) which involves the UAUIM Center for Vernacular Architecture Studies at Dealu Frumos (CSAV), the UAUIM Sibiu “Architectural Conservation and Restoration” section and the UAUIM Documentary Exhibition Center (CED), in partnership with the Sibiu-Vâlcea branch of The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR). As the representative of the ASTRA National Museum Complex of Sibiu, another project partner, I had the pleasure of presenting the paper “Transylvanian Saxon Parish Houses in the Hârtibaciu Valley”. The subject is a sensitive one for several decisionmaking actors in the cultural field and my intervention developed beyond the presentation of the monuments into a debate, together with the guests, on subjects relating i.a. to Saxon history in the Hârtibaciu area and to plans for the valorization of fortified churches from this region.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-31
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English, Romanian