One of the “hottest” projects in Timisoara is around the corner! We are of course talking about Heritage of Timisoara – in short, HoT. The first event in 2019 takes place on May 11th and we are here to tell you why you should attend.
What is Heritage of Timisoara?
Heritage of Timisoara is a project developed by local NGO “Prin Banat”, with the purpose of promoting the patrimony (material and immaterial) of our city. The project involves gathering information on people and places, as well as making them available to a wide audience.
The first edition of Heritage of Timisoara took place two years ago and challenged us to discover the oldest neighborhood of Timisoara, Fabric. Last year’s edition covered the neighbourhood of Iosefin – and we’ve written about the event, here.
HoT 2019: Elisabetin and its parks
This year’s edition is focused on the “youngest” of the historical districts in our city: Elisabetin – a neighbourhood with rich vegetation and spectacular Sezession-style buildings.
This year’s concept is a bit different than in previous years as the project will be revolving around the neighbourhood’s many beautiful parks. We can imagine that the team behind HoT has spent a lot of time charting buildings and interviewing residents and now it’s time for us to enjoy the results of their work, in a series of events.
Here is a list of all HoT events you can attend:
- HoT: Parks /1 – Piața Plevnei (Parcul Gheorghe Doja) – May 11th. Event link here.
- HoT: Parks /2 – Piața Bisericii – May 25th. Event link here.
- HoT: Parks /3 – Piața Vasile Adamachi – June 8th. Event link here.
- Hot: Parks /4 – Piața Crucii – June 22nd. Event link here.
- HoT: Parks /5 – Parcul Carmen Sylva – July 6th Event link here.
Why attend HoT: Parks?
This is a beautiful project that will help you see the city in a new light. The city has a rich history, but we don’t often take the time to uncover all the stories and mysteries that happened here before our times.
The team at HoT suggest we take the time to do so, by inviting us to:
- public picnics – discover the city, while making friends
- guided tours – find our more about the places and people of Elisabetin
- various other activities, for both adults and children.
And did we mention the cool postcards?! For the first editions, HoT has worked with local artists to create original postcards involving trademarks of the city. Participants could choose a postcard and mail it for free, thus helping promote our material patrimony. (Plus, the feeling of receiving a hand-written postcard is very nice!)
All of the work behind Heritage of Timisoara can be found on the project website. Even if for some reason you can’t attend the events, you can uncover some of this work here.
See you in the park(s)!