Flat Space for the Community

The Open Flat is a public square in front of the Minsitry of Culture department building that is being used as a parking space. Several years ago, Oberliht built a replica of a Soviet communal apartment in the square and this apartment became an important space for independent art in Chisinau. The Open Flat provided numerous local and international artists with a space to perform and to organise concerts, exhibitions, movie screenings etc. Now they are working on a project to reclaim the whole square for art and create some public space for the community, to in fact remove the cars and to organise the square into a cultural zone. The ironic factor in this action plan is the main opponent of the development of the cultural square is the Ministry of Culture as they can park their cars easily.