Episode 4: Reghin

Reghin is a city composed by historical and spatial layers: from the upper parts of the hill where the german bourgeois communities lived, through the middle part – heavily attacked by decay, misery and corruption, and historical site of numerous conflicts, all the way to the lower parts where the charred remains of the rusty industries and platenbaus contrast the green landscape of the valley. Paradoxically beautiful and ugly, prince and beggar, this city accumulates dynamism and transforms itself through grassroots strategies in the lower part where cooling shafts of the Old Steel Mill are shaped into luxury appartments by Spanish investors, while the upper part is being restored to their splendor by the ancient owners. The middle part, the no man’s land, is currently “for sale”…

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