I'm a 30 year old Art graduate with a passion for books, design and everything creative. I have recently enrolled in a Masters program of Visual Anthropology in Bucharest and am currently pursuing it in Perugia for an Erasmus year, planning to extend my stay here and explore the cultural opportunities that have arisen in this small, charming place. At the time being I am also collaborating with a very interesting local niche bookstore and artistic project by the cultural association Emergenze http://www.emergenzeweb.it/en/home/ My life revolves around writing ( for Glamour Magazine and other online or print collaborations), creating collage art and managing a design project for the biggest concept bookstore chain in Romania - Carturesti, a retail experience that has taught me a lot and that has also gathered international attention, being featured on many acclaimed design websites.Locked Pro Plan feature
Working alongside the young team of Perugia based artists and entrepreneurs from Emergenze and Edicola 518 I got involved with organizing the weekly events, covering the social media for each encounter, book selling and writing chronicles for the English version of the website -http://www.emergenzeweb.it/en/home/
Writing monthly themed articles on various themes - ranging from social media phenomena, to interviews with internationally acclaimed artists or rising new business models for the Glamour Generation section of the magazine. Alongside the longform articles, I'm also encharge with the fashion & culture fixtures for the Glamourisme section, choosing products and writing the complementary articles in mood-board like templates.
Curating and managing the Romanian design project started by Carturesti. Being on a constant lookout for new talents, emerging designers, trends and cultural events. Developing and managing the in-house production lines- Mofturi and ROD, ranging from stationery to tote bags, t-shirts, souvenirs or mugs. Curating selections for new bookstores, contributing to the overall look by creating window displays and set ups, bringing ideas or themes to enhance and highlight what the store has to offer. Organizing events, launching products and creating campaigns to promote them. Creating relevant content and managing the social media profiles and website. www.carturesti.ro https://www.facebook.com/ROD.Carturesti https://www.instagram.com/rod_carturesti/
Volunteering for this year's thirteenth edition of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia for the English version of the Web Magazine team, writing reviews of certain panels I was assigned to by coordinators . Articles can be found at the following link https://magazine.journalismfestival.com/author/emilia-barbu
Adding a splash of images into the Nicecream.fm pool of sounds https://www.facebook.com/Nicecreamradio/
Writing a regular based column called "The Weekend Moodboard", consisting of seven paragraphs connected to seven songs and seven images, all relating to a certain mood. Finding interesting subjects, stories and people that match the SUB25 profile, pitching ideas to the editors and writing related content for the www.sub25.ro website.
Masters degree in Visual Anthropology pursued for one year in Bucharest and another one in Perugia, with an Erasmus programme.
Experiencing with various traditional and digital art forms ranging from drawing to etching or painting. My final year project can be seen here http://www.lostateminor.com/2012/06/27/copy-paste-collageart- by-emilia-barbu/#more-106302