Gender and housing in (post-)communist Bucharest
The fall of the communist regime in Romania in 1989 and the emergence of the capitalist democracy reshaped former boundaries between public and private. Against this background, the housing infrastructure that originated from the communist period must accommodate a new type of domesticity. The EU-funded Domesticities project will establish the significance of housing infrastructure created in the period 1955-1984 concerning the home, family and the role of women in communist and post-communist Bucharest. The project defines domesticity as a complex of changing attitudes and practices directly connected to the political intention promoted within the communist housing projects. Domesticities will explore the interactions between the processes of communist housing and today’s lived experiences of women.