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Inside Romanian Design Week: What Does an Open City Mean to You?

Andrei Borțun, the creative entrepreneur behind Romanian Design Week (RDW), sees this year’s show as an opportunity to “unlock” the capital’s potential, posing a question to all of us – visitors and creators, locals and foreigners – to reflect on what it takes for a city to be truly open?

Words: Ioana Negoescu | Illustration: Doina Titanu | May 2024

Romanian Mucenici: Boiled, not baked, Mr. Bond

Every year, on March 9, we commemorate the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste through mucenici. Yet their cooking methods and styles tell different stories depending on who you ask.

Words: Adriana Sohodoleanu | Illustration: Doina Titanu | March 2024

The Danube Delta: Healing the Scars of Romania’s Greatest Natural Resource

The Danube is where millions of birds from Europe, Asia, and Africa come to nest - a paradise for birdwatchers. It is home to 360 bird species. People have inhabited it since ancient times without their footprints to matter. Yet today, we are in danger of destroying it in a fraction of a second.

Words: Catalin Gruia | Photos: Dan Dinu | October 2023