This year’s Transylvania Creative Camp to take place in Maramures county

Newsroom 26/08/2016 | 14:56

The second edition of Transylvania Creative Camp, the summer school aiming to creatively promote Romanian destinations and the interpretation of the local patrimony, takes place between August 29 – September 5.

While the first edition taking place two years ago in selected places from Brasov country, the current edition will explore Lapus locality from Maramures county. The 25 students from Romania, Japan and Italy will explore the area and will be accompanied by teachers from partner universities and professionals active in the communication industry. During the 6 days of the camp, the participants will combine participation to presentations and seminars like Creative communication of destinations, Digital Media or Visual Anthropology.

“The selection of Lapus as the destination place for the project is justified both by sentimental reasons and practical ones. I am born in Targu Lapus and I spent there the first six years of my life and all the holidays as pupil and student. The rational arguments determined me to choose the ‘migration’ towards North of this year’s edition of the school was the support offered by Targu Lapus’ town-hall and the challenge represented by the promotion of an authentic destination, not enough visited by tourists, directly to the potential tourists from Asia,” said Florin Nechita, PhD, lecturer and deputy dean at the Sociology and Communication Faculty, and coordinator of Transylvania Creative Camp.

Hiromasa Tanaka, project coordinator from the Meisei University, said that 14 students and two of its teachers will join the camp.

“The project from Brasov’s Transylvania University has all the ingredients of an elite educational initiative: a generous thematic, will happen in a place with a special magnetism, has speakers with a remarkable professional pedigree and cultural diversity when it comes of participants,” added Teodora Migdalovici, founder of The Alternative School for Creative Thinking, co-organizing partner.

The participants and lecturers from Transylvania Creative Camp 2016 will have the opportunity to participate to intercultural and inter-generations exchanges and to discover the rich natural, historic and non-material patrimony from Lapus Country. The data collected during the project will be used for scientific research purposes and the results will be published in academic magazines in Romania and abroad.

The shots taken during the camp will be used to make a presentation movie of the region, in Japanese, and this movie will be made available to Targu Lapus’ town-hall and other town-halls in the area.

The first edition of the summer school that took place in Brasov county in August 2014, was attended by 30 students, graduates or specialists, from which 17 students from Transylvania University, 10 from Italy, Japan and Austria and 3 from other universities in Romania. They were joined by university teachers from Transylvania University, teachers and researchers from Japan, Croatia and Austria and an advertising specialist from Netherlands.

The event is organized by the Transylvania University Brasov, Sociology and Communication Faculty, in partnership with Meisei University (Japan), The Alternative School for Creative Thinking Bucharest, Universita Politecnica di Marche (Italy), Salzburg University of Applied Science (Austria), Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) and Instituto Politecnico di Leiria (Portugal).

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