The retreat will take place at Pensiunea Sibiel in Sibiel village, located 20 km west of the city of Sibiu.

Wednesday September 7, 2016 

10:00 Departure from Bucharest, traveling on the Olt Valley (info: Gruia)
14:00-16:00 Lunch and Short Visit at Cozia Monastery

~18.00 Group Arrival at Sibiel
19:30-21:00 Dinner
21:00-23:00 Plenary: Sketching the Retreat Program on the MAZI Etherpad (Panos, Jan, Philipp)

Thursday September 8, 2016

09:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:30-11:00 Traveling by bus to Sibiu
11:15-14:00 Walk-shops (parallel sessions)
– Guided visit of the city center of Sibiu (Gruia)
– Meeting local activists: Fundatia Comunitara Sibiu, Stiintescu Hub, Chamber of Romanian Architects Sibiu-Valcea (Oana, Vera)

14:00-15:00 Lunch in the courtyard of the Chamber of Romanian Architects
15:00-17:30 Debriefing: INURA 2016 Conference in Bucharest
17:50-18:30 Traveling back to Sibiel
18:30-19:00 Discussing the Retreat Program (Phillip, Jan)
19:00-20:30 Presentation of Havana, host city of the INURA 2017 (Christian, Adrian, Raffaele)

20:30-22:00 Dinner
22:00-23:00 Battersea Power Station Film (30min) + discussion (Mark)

Friday September 9, 2016

09:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-10:30 Update Poland (Kacper)
10:30-11:15 Ne(da)vimo Beograd (Iva + Ksenija)
11:15-12:00 Update Athens (Katerina)
12:00-12:30 Break
12:30-13:00 Update New Metropolitan Mainstream (NMM) Project (Christian)
13:00-13:30 Info MAZI Project (Panos, Ileana, Andreas U, Anna, Marco, James, Philipp)

13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Annual General Meeting (Philipp)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:30 Project Announcements (parallel sessions)
– Urban Food Activism (Marit)
– Horizon 2020 Proposals (Anna Lisa, Iacopo, Raffaele); (Jens); Synergies (Lorenzo)
– INURA Coop Initiative (Philipp)
18:00-20:00 Working Groups (parallel sessions)
– NMM housing / spectacular urbanism (Christian)
– MAZI (Panos, Andreas U, James)
– CARITALENTS: working with disadvantaged young people in the Caribbean (Raffaele)

20:00-21:30 Dinner
22:00-23:01 Film Blocul by Maria Salaru (Gruia)
23:00- PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday September 10, 2016

09:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Just Space – An Alternative Plan for London (Michael)
11:00-11:30 Update on the UK Labour Party (Chris and Louanne)
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:15 Political Situation and Urban Movements in Istanbul (Orhan)
13:15-13:45 Discussion on Urban Movements and the Role of INURA (Marco)

13:45-14:45 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Walk-shops (parallel outdoor activities)
– Hiking in the Sibiel Valley (Marit)
– Visit of the Sibiel Village (Ileana)
16:30-17:30 Strategies for Change (Marvi)
17:30-18:00 Break
18:00-20:00 Working groups (parallel sessions)
– NMM (Housing, Spectacular Urbanism)
– INURA Letters (Andreas W, Michael, Daniela W, Daniela C, Ileana)
– Synergies (Lorenzo)
– Role of Universities
– Inura Fieldtrips

20:00-21:30 Dinner
21:30-22:00 Debriefing Working Groups (5min each)
22:00-23:00 Plenary Roundtable; Next INURA Conference in Havana

Sunday September 11, 2016

7.30 Group Departure from Sibiel
(estimating arrival at Otopeni International Airport around 13:00-13:30)

13:30-18:00 Walk-shops (parallel activities)
– Lunch and Visit of the Village Museum in Bucharest (Ileana)
– Fun in the City :o) Balkan Music Festival (Gruia)…

And the next INURA Conference: November 19-25, 2017 in Havana, Cuba

About Sibiel

The INURA 2016 retreat offers the opportunity to discover a Romanian village in Transylvania, within the Marginimea Sibiului culture that developed over the centuries in the outskirts of the city of Sibiu. The retreat program includes two walk-shops: a visit of the village, as well as (easy) hiking along the creek, deeper into the Sibiel Valley.

Travel info

Wednesday morning, September 7 at 10.00, is the group departure from Bucharest, traveling to Sibiel by bus along the Olt Valley (Valea Oltului) and including a break for lunch and a short visit. The expected arrival time at Pensiunea Sibiel is around 18.00.

Sibiel is only 17 km away from Sibiu International Airport that may be used as the gateway to Romania for the INURA 2016 Conference. The airport is connected by bus 11 to the center of Sibiu.

There are various options for road travel from Sibiu to Bucharest by bus or by car.

Sibiu Railway Station is 23 km away from Sibiel. At present, traveling by train in Romania is somewhat more time consuming than expected, due to the lack of investments in the last two decades for maintaining existing sustainable transportation. Before the 1990s, railway transport has been the common means of long-distance travel, and thus the rail infrastructure network covers the entire country: Romanian Rail Map