About the research
The poetic image of a city is the one that has the deepest imprint on human consciousness, even more so than its actual history. Literature is able to construct images of cities from one period to another, but we remember and are fascinated by cities, even before we visit them - through photography. In the artistic research "Bucharest. The City with One Inhabitant. The City-Me", Alina Cristea (KU Leuven) aims to aims to juxtapose and confront the fields of literature and photography (archival photos) in order to understand how they contribute and influence the symbolic image of a city. This research is embedded in her practice of exploring Bucharest through analogue photography, sound recordings, and text, which will be presented as the work 'Bucharest.The City-Me' made of six fragments/short films.