Gruia Bădescu


UEL team member of the Association for Urban Transition and associate lecturer in SNSPA Bucharest. Gruia Bădescu’s urban research and practice relate interventions in urban space to societal processes of dealing with a difficult past. After a MSc in City Design and Social Science from the LSE Cities Programme (2009), he worked on policy research, urban design and strategic planning in the USA, Romania, Moldova, Armenia and Georgia. He conducted his PhD research in Architecture at the University of Cambridge (2015) on architects and dealing with the past in the process of post-war reconstruction. He has taught geography at the University of Oxford and urban anthropology at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and is now an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at the University of Konstanz.