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Mihai Mateiu

Cultural manager and writer.

For over 15 years, he has been organizing cultural events, first through his own association and then as events coordinator for the Cărturești book shop in Cluj. In 2018 he founded Flux, a start-up that offers consultancy and cultural experiences to companies interested in a different type of teambuilding for their employees.

In 2011 he published a short stories book titled Oameni (People). Some of his stories were translated, for magazines and anthologies, in Hungarian, German, English, Croatian, Russian and Albanian.

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My Cultural Cluj
Essay

My Cultural Cluj

Building Community in Post-Communist Romania

4 February 2020

Mihai Mateiu discusses his trajectory as an arts organizer in Cluj, from open-air music festivals to running a bookshop and cultural venue, to working to build arts audiences by partnering with businesses.