The City, Technology and Design Conference


This conference examines the role of design within the broader systems surrounding Timișoara and other cities. It takes a critical approach, questioning how environments are produced, what is considered in the process and what remains unseen. The conference aims to foster discussions on design and its related public events as both an implicit and explicit force shaping cities.

The conference is part of the opening events of the Turn Signals — Design is not a Dashboard exhibition.

Friday 8 September

16:00-16:30 Curator Martina Muzi discusses the approach to the exhibition

16:30-17:50 Martina Muzi moderates a series of discussions between designers in the exhibition:

  • Federico Santarini and Bianca Schick
  • Flora Lechner and Jing He
  • Alina Lupu and Cinzia Bongino
  • Kajet Journal (Petre Mogoș and Laura Naum) and Cristina Cochior

Saturday 9 September

16:00-16:35 Loredana Gaiță moderates a discussion between the researchers involved in the exhibition—Cristina Stângaciu, Raul Ionel, Ioan Both and Versavia Ancușa

16:40-17:00 Cristian Blidariu moderates a discussion between Eugenio Cosentino (Parasite2.0) and Ioan Both about city development and language

17:00-17:10 Break

17:15-18:00 Aric Chen and Martina Muzi moderate a discussion between Nadine Botha, Alina Șerban, Oana Simionescu and Loredana Gaiță about the importance of research-driven design collaborations and their potential impact on cities and business


Splaiul Peneș Curcanul 4-5,
Timișoara 300124, Romania