T - ACT is a platform for research and support of contemporary art production, which specializes in producing site-specific events, through the temporary involvement of institutions, heritage or post-industrial buildings that are representative for the city, in contemporary art projects. A natural extension of this orientation is the interest in events in the public space which bring to the table aspects of collective manifestation, traces of recent history, as well as the footprints left by our individual passing through space.
The interest in the memory and specificity of places, in certain samples of our past or present existence that define us irrespective of our will, comes from the need to understand the present with the side-slips from normality that can be seen taking shape.
The alternative educational implications of the undertaken projects sketch another field of interest, complementary to the academic education practiced by the two co-founders of the association, in addition to them being a visual artist (Liliana Mercioiu Popa) and a curator (Maria Orosan Telea).
The name of the association represents graphically, through the letter T, the two directions of interest - production and research, while ACT constitutes both their abbreviation and the suggestion of manifestation via concrete intervention.