Pata Rât placemaking

Most of the activities took place in the Railway Park in the Radio Pata Studio, at Ziz – Art and Social Area and at outdoor locations in Șuncuiuș / Bihor county.

The Pata Rât placemaking is a project run in the local Roma slum at the periphery of Cluj-Napoca. With various activities connecting citizens living in various areas of Cluj, developing cultural practices with social impact and building social solidarity it wants to emphasize the social impact of contemporary art on culture and social innovation.



August 17 and 18, and October 9, 2020

Workshops for children from 8 to 15 years old with puppet actor and cultural mediator Lucian Rad focused on reflecting personal experience related to the pandemic, the quarantine effect and the online school experience. The stories told by participants were complemented by diction, mime, memory games and concentration exercises.


October 10, 2020

The train route from Cluj-Napoca to Șuncuiuș and back became a place of two workshops led by Lucian Rad. The participants visited local tourist attractions such as cave and forest, and learned about tourism, nature, wildlife and environmental protection through the writing, drawing, reading and listening exercises.


August 19 and 20, 2020

As part of Working Encounters artist Cristina Gagiu led two workshops with children on the topic of Superheroes.


August 17 – 20, 2020

Artist Adrian Cimpoeșu led four storytelling workshops where young people experimented with a series of percussion instruments. They did group and solo exercises and presented the creations in front of audience.


October 16 and 18, 2020

Director Raul Coldea and playwrite Petronela Ionescu did a series of narrative writing workshops.

3 narrative writing workshops led by director Raul Coldea and playwright Petronela Ionescu (one in 16.10, two in 18.10) At the first meeting a circle of presentation was created through individual stories and group exposure, dynamic concentration exercises and reading exercises the topics to be addressed were identified (family, pandemic, school, new rules of interaction). At the second meeting, after the dynamic group exercises, we worked individually on identifying emotions and expressing them, verbally and in writing, alternating with dynamic exercises and memory exercises, expressed verbally, by drawing and writing, methods applied to all workshops. The third meeting had in spiritual focus of observation, memory, using a common theme was explored the ability of each participant to present an individual perspective on the topic, worked in a circle, individually and jointly, by identifying the relationships between workshop participants and the environment. who live.

WOMEN’S CAFÉ (online events)

November 3, 11 and 20, 2020

Women’s Cafe is a group format addressed exclusively to women and developed according to the principles of psychodrama. It aims to create a comfortable space to celebrate femininity and the joy of living it, where participant – women from various backgrounds (social workers, artists, activists, students, researchers, psychologists ….) –  have the opportunity to express their personal stories, emotions, thoughts. These meetings between women took place in an informal setting, “for an online coffee”, to create a safe space, with the values ​​of equality and non-discrimination, non-hierarchy and solidarity, participation and reciprocity.

Meetings were coordinated by the psychotherapist Kasza Izabella.

TOMORROW – the closing event of the season

November 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. (performed as an online show)

Tomorrow is an audiovisual installation for the online environment that brings together the projections related to the near future of several women from Pata Rât. Their testimonies related to housing, care work and emotional work were combined with images of the city, sounds of the city and representations of the ideal city built by children in the community.


As all these layers built a radical imaginary map of hope and urgency of a different future, The Map of Hopes was made, in Calendar 2021 format, containing 12 interviews with girls and women from Pata Rât (stickers with QR codes were made, with links to interviews). The stories were included in the Radio Pata programming.