Pedagogical Activism and Cultural Geographies Conference


Centred around pedagogy and its role in addressing urgent issues, this conference delves into the possible means of pedagogical activism and its potential to engage with different spaces of cultural production and dissemination. It explores what is needed to foster a pedagogy that stimulates critical thinking and transformative learning experiences. The conference seeks to ignite conversations on educational practices that lead to empowered cultural landscapes in different geographies.

The conference is part of the opening events of the Atlas of Distances exhibition.

Saturday 23 September

15:00-15:10 Introductory words by Cristian Blidariu 

15:10-15:40 A series of short presentations:

  • Borders and Territories presented by Assoc. Prof. Marc Schoonderberg and Lect. Negar Sanaan Bensi
  • Studio Technogeographies presented by Martina Muzi and Roberto Perez Gayo
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies, UPT presented by Assoc. Prof. Cristian Blidariu

15:40-16:30 Discussion about the role of alternative pedagogical programmes within universities, moderated by Loredana Gaiță, with the participation of studio tutors Cristian Blidariu, Martina Muzi, Roberto Perez Gayo, Marc Schoonderbeg and Negar Sanaan Bensi


Politehnica University Timișoara, ARChA
Bulevardul Mihai Viteazu 1,
Timișoara 300222, Romania