If somebody would try to shortly describe my professional path so far, it could sound like this:
Teofil MIHĂILESCU is a Romanian architect, photographer, artist and author. He is a graduate of Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning (Bucharest) and a professor at Transilvania University (Brașov). He is a founding member of the Romanian Order of Architects (Braşov-Covasna-Harghita branch) and runs the Teofil Mihăilescu Architectural Office. His post-university experiences in the realm of architecture at J. Paul Getty Museum (USA), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy), his teaching experiences within Universita di Genova, Universita di Pisa (Italy), Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway), the architectural practice, the creative activity in photography, arts and music, the cultural explorations, completed with published books and albums, exhibitions and public lectures, converge on a complex professional path which comprises architecture, photography, arts, writing and music as anthropological means of exploring the world.
As far as I’m concerned, being an Architect means, in the Renaissance sense, being a complete artist – Arhitectura Mater Artium. To all my professional official dimensions, I would add also my passion for exploration, for sports (cycling, fishing, kayaking, alpine skiing), and, last but not least, my devotion to my family. The way I extend the limits of my profession, the sports I practice, my proactive and non-conflicting nature, the devotion to family, reflect the way I understand life as a ceaseless process, a Journey in which I am interested in the Road, in Artium, not in a final destination. I judge nothing and no one, I respect everyone’s opinions, I don’t compete with anyone. I just cherish my Artium and I believe in it. It is my way of surviving spiritually, joyful that I have whole worlds of whys for which to live.
You are welcome to explore my virtual creative world www.teofilmihailescu.com, and your visit honours me! This virtual photo studio | art gallery | writing workshop | music studio | architectural office is a space intended only for those interested in my creation, who appreciate me as creator, and who need the “breath” of my creation within the “scenes” of their lives as symbolic “windows” towards worlds that only open for them. They give me wings and make me accomplish my Artium the way I feel and for those who can perceive it as such.
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