Born in 1978 in Chisinau, Moldova, Dumitru Rusu is an architect based in Bucharest and co-founder of the Bureau for Art and Urban Research (B.A.C.U.). He studied at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Polytechnic Institute in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. In 1995, he relocated to Romania and graduated from ”Ion Mincu” Institute of Architecture in Bucharest in 2003. In 2014 he completed a post-graduate degree in the conservation of built heritage at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. Since 2014, he has been President of B.A.C.U. Association, ICOMOS Romania Member, ICOMOS ISC20C Vice President , ICOMOS-ICOFORT Member. His efforts, directed through B.A.C.U. Association and projects like ”Socialist Modernism”, ”Soc Heritage”, ”Soc Monumental Art”, ”Socialist Mosaics”, ”Defense Architecture” and others, focus on the listing and protection of buildings, ensembles, and other 20th century architecture objects both locally and internationally. Besides conservation initiatives, he also works in architecture design and planning.

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