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Tirana – Architecture and landscape, dialogue between Italian and Albanian experts

“Evoked – Architectural Diptychs” is the title of the exhibition that will open this afternoon at Tirana’s Fab Gallery-University of Arts. Organised by the Albanian National Territorial Planning Agency, the Bari Polytechnic and Albania’s INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism) in partnership with the Italian Institute of Culture (IIC), will be free of charge and run until Sunday, March 6. “Evoked” is an exhibition that explores the phenomenon of unauthorised informal residential architecture on the Albanian territory starting from 1991. The unfinished buildings and their peculiar occupation process has modified the Albanian landscape, especially along the coasts.   

“Evoked – Architectural Diptychs”

Today the unfinished or partially inhabited buildings become the focus of a reflection on this housing model and its relationship with the landscape. On the basis of 16 photographs taken by Albanian photographer Albes Fusha, 32 Italian and Albanian architects have exchanged their visions, which will become the focus of a debate on informal architecture and the potential use of these buildings. The opening of the exhibition will be attended by representatives of the world of politics and other sectors, including Eglantina Gjermeni, Albanian Minister of Urban Development, Marcello Cavalcaselle, Counsellor at the Italian Embassy in Tirana, and architects Domenico Pastore and Stefano Boeri.