Keynote Speakers


Ger Duijzings

Ger Duijzings (1961) is Reader in the Anthropology of Eastern Europe at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL), and Co-Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory. From 1 September 2014 he will be Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Regensburg and the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies (LMU Munich and Regensburg University). He has carried out extensive research in the former Yugoslavia, dealing with ethnic conflict, nationalist violence, and the aftermath of the war. Currently he is doing research on urban transformations, social inequality and the new elites in post-socialist cities, in particular in Bucharest. He is author of two monographs Religion and the Politics of Identity in Kosovo (2000), and History and the Politics of Memory in Eastern Bosnia (2002), as well as (co-)editor of four volumes, Kosovo-Kosova: Confrontation or Coexistence (1998), The New Bosnian Mosaic: Identities, Memories and Moral Claims in a Post-War Society (2007), Cities Methodologies Bucharest (2011), and Global Villages: Urban-Rural Transformations in Contemporary Bulgaria (2013).


Liviu Ianăși

Professor at the University of Architecture and Planning “Ion Mincu” in Bucharest. Over 23 years of teaching experience in architecture and planning, on Urban Management, Strategic Planning, Urban Legislation, Urban Development a.o, 7 years experience in designing, coordination and teaching for Central European University summer school, Budapest, on Managing Cities in Transition – urban management and 3 years guest lecturing at Tilburg Academy of Arts, master program in urban planning. Over 20 years of experience in training and consultancy in international assistance programs in Romania (USAID, PHARE) and abroad. Several memberships (including chairing) in Jury work for urban planning/ design competition in various cities in Romania ; secretary of Bucharest 2000 planning international competition.



Augustin Ioan

Professor Augustin Ioan, BA, MA, MSArch,PhD(architecture), PhD (philosophy) teaches at the University of Architecture and Planning in Bucharest, RO. A former Fulbright Junior and Senior Scholar with the University of Cincinnati, OH. President of the National Commission for Historical Monuments (since 2013). His most recent books are Arhitectura memoriei (The Architecture of Memory). Igloo Books: Bucharest, 2012 and (with Ciprian Mihali) Identitatea urbana (The Urban Identity), Paideia Press, Bucharest, 2013.