Alecu’s major achievement by now is to be surrounded by smart and nice people. This is how he sees his world. If he would change a thing it would be just to make 99% summer and 1% winter. First he dreamed of becoming a priest. Then studied mathematics, finally became an architect and now he is one of TEGMARK partners.
First, Sandra dreamed of becoming an air plane. When she learned this is not really possible, she switched to a painter, archaeologist or architect, perhaps in Ancient Egypt, where she would time travel in a heart beat, to dig up tombs and discover the ancient secrets and art. While working at TEGMARK, she studied Business Management and got her Masters in Marketing and Business Communication. Now she`s putting that knowledge to work by managing the office.
If Dan would imagine an ideal world, he would like to see less buildings, more nature, and for some reason, he would see an abundance of humanity. A lot has change since he, as a small kid, was dreaming of becoming a policeman, that could play the violin and paint in the same time. His greatest achievement is simply being here and now; doing what he likes since the first days of university. From time to time he finds himself revisiting Van Gogh work, where he finds a vibrant, courageous and unique approach that inspires him in his own quest for artistic expression.
Gigi would change our world just by taking out its borders. He always dreamed of becoming an explorer and is still on his way to fulfilling this dream. Patience is his major achievement by now. He studied arts, architecture and while being a managing partner at TEGMARK, he also looks for time to feed his passion for travel and adventure. His next trip my take him here 12°22’13.32″N, 23°19’20.18″E
When teleporting will happen, Mihai will not have a specific place to go to. Rather he would travel in time, mainly in the future; but actually first in the past, just to make sure about a few details, like the Big Bang or Jesus. On his way back in time, he would discover himslef as a kid, dreaming of becoming first a veterinarian, then an astronaut, later an artist and finally an architect. In his trajectory of becoming who he is today, Mihai will go for National Civic Education Olympics and he would grab two NASA scholarships. As Mihai would blaze into the future, his ideal world would start to take shape and it will for sure have Universal Basic Income in it.
In his work at TEGMARK, there are clues into his fascination with Donald Judd, Rachel Whiteread and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, but at a closer look we might find glimpses into his other unveiled virtues.
Sebi’s perfect spot in the universe would be a spring morning in his grandmothers house, with the sun creeping through the blinds and the sound of his grandmother preparing breakfast. Before becoming one of TEGMARK partners, he graduated architecture in 2008 after studying in Toulouse and Bucharest, then worked at Graft Berlin and SYAA Bucharest, where he was awarded in numerous competitions.
Traian is grateful for having the chance to follow his passion for images, all the way to, what today is his profession. Through ambition and determination he has transformed a simple play into something more, a career. In the course of this, he has given up on his childhood dreams of first becoming a priest and later a football player. He doesn’t feel the need to add anything to his ideal world, rather he would simplify it by taking out all the needless stuff. He is captured by Tarkovsky’s movies that seam to communicate with him a higher universal message and by Simon Pasini’s paintings, which create atmospheres through which the human presence and the surroundings become one.
Tudor’s inner-world has no borders and no religion. It is maybe here, that Tudor developed an interest to travel to a conflict-area, or a fascination for the clash between form and content, that one finds in Odd Nerdrum’s work. Before joining TEGMARK team he first dreamed of becoming a cop and then studied arts and architecture.
Tudor’s curiosity to see a 100% man-made world, roots probably in his favourite childhood kick. He could sit for hours and create structures out of almost anything. On his way to founding TEGMARK, Tudor travelled around the world, worked for OMA and in 2010, alongside UNULAUNU, his architecture practice, he built the Romanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale.
Valentin would like to travel to the limits of our observable universe, just to observe a little further. Since his childhood he dreamed of being an artist. After studding architecture, he started to imagine all kind of possible worlds at TEGMARK. His perfect possible world needs to have gravity in it, to keep him on the ground.