When it comes to Timișoara, people agree that it is Different. Different as in open, brave and diverse. A city that has not shied away from being counter-current, becoming, in moments of grace, a current in itself. A city that has not been ashamed of counter-culture, and has even understood that multiculturalism is not a term that only applies to ethnic groups and denominations.
When Timișoara became complacent and conformist, it stagnated.
With the European Capital of Culture title, but also with the Opening, we want Timișoara to celebrate and rediscover this spirit. In fact, we want to show that it has found it again in recent years. That it has courage and openness, that it is, as it was more than 100 years ago, a good host for experimentation and collaboration, whether we are talking about arts, technology, architecture, education or culture in general.