Architect. Sometimes musician. Sometimes I play music at parties. (read the interview with Poetrip, Andrei's band)
Although it’s not a small city, people with the same interests usually get connected. There’s a lot of room for small-scale projects and improvisation. It’s hard to actually plan anything, things usually build up organically.
It has a poor administration, which reflects in the quality of urban space and urban life. The local administration doesn’t have any relationship with the creative sector, which leads to poor financed projects and missed opportunities.
FOOD: Shift Pub has good pasta and soup and a really good cheesecake. I used to go to Naser for really spicy Arabian food but now it’s a little bit out of my way. Bistro Tormen has the worst food in Bucharest but I like that oldschool setup. When I take lunch breaks from work I usually go to Lente, they have a lot of sockets and good wi-fi. Last week I ate a really good sandwich at the diner that opened behind Fire Club. I always end up at Divan after parties for a filthy snack.
SHOPPING: The second hand shops on Lizeanu St. are really good for treasure hunts.
BUCHAREST DISCOVERY: There’s an interesting community building up at the Flaros factory. People renting spaces for small businesses or reahearsal spaces for musicians. Some good things might come out of this.