photo Vlad Petri
David Schwartz is a theatre artist and theoretician based in Bucharest, Romania. He is especially interested in counter-hegemonic perspectives towards local and global history, and the social and human impact of the post-socialist transition in Eastern Europe. He is the co-founder of the arts and politics magazine/website Gazeta de Artă Politică, co-initiator of the Political Theatre Platform, and a member of the self-organized artist and worker collective MACAZ — Bar Theatre Co-op. In 2016, he completed his PhD at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, developing a research project on the political and ethical aspects of interactions between artists and so-called ‘subaltern’ groups and communities.