Natalia Irina Roman

About me
When I was a kid I had a textile hanging next to my bed – a forest, a house and a deer. Instead of reading bedtime stories, my father and I used to imagine stories about it – what hides in the attic of the house or who is behind that tree. Ever since I’ve kept telling stories of my worlds. This is also what I do in my writing, my research and my installation making – I intermediate between place and story.

With my interdisciplinary background, spanning from Law to Visual Arts, it’s no wonder Berlin became my home. I have worked with established institutions like the Berliner Festspiele, Berlin International Film Festival or the Hertie Foundation. But I have also kept in close touch with the independent scene of the city, be it by writing about the Project Space Festival and Berliners or by designing large-scale installations for industrial spaces.

I am fascinated by flea markets, theatre, or reinvented spaces – because they showcase new ideas and alternatives to a reality that we already know, and because just beautiful is not enough.

Why Berlin?
My Berlin story begun in 2006, after Frankfurt am Main and Bucharest. I did not know at that time, but this city eventually shaped me as a researcher and installation artist. It remains an unfolding muse for my work until today. You will always have a generous offer of cultural festivals and events to choose from. And if you’ve had enough of all these, make sure you do not miss the former Tempelhof airport which is now open as a park – a massive area, as big as 500 football fields together, right in the middle of the city, surrounded by sky.

Berlin is also a city with many hearts. Its districts might trick you into believing, you are all of a sudden in a different city, when riding down on the U8 line of the metro spider web. So if you can, make sure you travel throughout the city to discover this diversity: from Marzahn to Spandau or from Pankow to Köpenick, you can find spots in these districts among our tips too.

Where can you find me online?
Portfolio at Berlinerpool
Site Specific Ideas on Vimeo
Site Specific Ideas on Facebook
Site Specific Ideas on Instagram
Stories about Berliners on Tumblr
Interview at Franfantou

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