Mihai Gotiu


Freelance journalist, Cluj-Napoca

Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow


Transformers MMXX. The Power of Culture in Social Change

In the past decade, life in the city of Cluj has fundamentally changed due to several culture initiatives: an independent film festival (TIFF), social poster campaigns (MindBomb), a project to enlarge pedestrian areas, and the establishment of an independent cultural centre (The Paintbrush Factory). Starting from these examples, the project intends to document, analyze and promote, from a journalistic perspective, similar culture initiatives and their effects in other cities across Europe.