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Albanian Universe - Design between Vacuum and Energy: Albanian Pavilion at the XXI Triennale of Milano

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For the first time in its history, Albania takes part in the Triennale through an Academic Institution based in the capital, Tirana. POLIS University, a research and development platform in the Western Balkans, together with its founding entity Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development, introduce a reflection on the subject of design after design, based on their story within the Albanian context during the past 2 decades.

The approach of the first Albanian Pavilion in the history of Triennale, is based on the socio-economic and political situation of a country, a kind of radical cross-section of the Albanian society, where the design challenges are always coupled with a critical and problematic element actually existing within that context. Following a brief introduction on what is now Albania, the Albanian pavilion focuses on demystifying the challenges related to the consolidation of a democracy and a market economy through the POLIS and Co-PLAN works, addressed in four main columns. Each column represents a challenge of the Albanian context and its concrete answer as a project of physical and cultural change, which can be possible only because of the existence of an Institution focused on Education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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