The second edition of the Pedestrian in the Creative Quarter will take place on June 23 and 24 on Schitu Magureanu Boulevard in Bucharest, which will be turned into an urban picnic place, according to a press release issued by ARCUB.
The project has been nominated as the winner at the campaign called “Suggest for Bucharest”, started at the end of the last year by the Bucharest Municipality and proposed by the initiator of the Creative Quarter, Andrei Bortun (The Institute).
Schitu Magureanu Boulevard will be open to public in the perimeter between the streets Sfantul Constantin and Sfantul Papa Ioan Paul al II-lea Square, and turned into an ideal place for an urban picnic.
The vicinity of the Cismigiu Park will be dedicated to pedestrians on June 23 and 24. Those who will choose to spend their weekend in the Creative Quarter will enjoy outdoor sports activities, specially arranged areas for reading and leisure, educational and artistic activities for both children and adults, complemented by a generous “street food” offer.
Those who are interested can learn more about the Creative Quarter and get familiarized with the places and artists activating in the perimeter between Cismigiu Park, University Square and Grivita Street through a digital equipment specially designed for the Pedestrian series. Furthermore, they are invited to read the newspaper of the creative community in the Cismigiu area, available for free throughout the event.
In addition to all these things, visitors can enjoy a photo exhibition signed by Adi Bulboaca, with representative images from the Creative Quarter and DJ performances, along with Chill Dobrica, Marinov and Fid Gheret.
The access at the pedestrian event is free of charge and the activities will take place from 10.00 to 22.00. Road traffic will be restricted on the Schitu Magureanu Boulevard from June 22, starting at 16.00, to June 25, until 5.00, between the street Sfantu Constantin and Sfantul Papa Ioan Paul al II-lea Square. Road and Local Police crews will indicate alternative routes to the car drivers.
The series of pedestrian events from the Creative Quarter aims to demonstrate that capitalizing public spaces through cultural activities can lead to increasing the quality of the urban life. The project revitalizes the community concept, rethinking the way in which the inhabitants of the city relate themselves to the public space. Thus, it contributes to increasing social cohesion and developing the interest for the public space and the way in which it influences us.