The ex-Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, whose government was considered the most repressive in Eastern Europe, at the time (1965 to 1989 ), transformed the country into an architecture project, guided by narcissism and political power. In Ceaușescu’s national delirium, among other Romanian cities, Suceava was massively bulldozed and people’s private properties were destroyed.
Today, after over 30 years since communism fell apart, we can still see the effects of the Communist regime on people and spaces, the true representations of the past, present, and future.
Romania is a post-communist country that keeps its controversial past under its contemporary spaces. To understand the existing city, I needed to engage with it.