Containporary

Curator/EXHIBITOR Maksut Vezgishi, Pavilion Of The Republic Of Kosovo. Earth is Home / The role of urbanization is to create sustainable environments that bond humans with Nature and it is part of planetary biodiversity. Hence, this is the noblest mission of architecture. Global urbanization is in expansion: population growth, constructions of megastructures (housing, economy, communications, etc.). The process involves countries and societies where every decision—making has a global impact, thus lack of sustainable planning places Earth at risk. The most acute issue is the global warming crisis. We lack the awareness and coordinated actions in order to avoid the effects of climate disaster. Today we learned that no human action can be viewed as an individual anymore.

EARTH IS HOME

The role of urbanization is to create sustainable environments that bond humans with Nature and it is part of planetary biodiversity. Hence, this is the noblest mission of architecture.

Global urbanization is in expansion: population growth, constructions of mega-structures (housing, economy, communications, etc.). The process involves countries and societies where every decision-making has a global impact, thus lack of sustainable planning places Earth at risk.

The most acute issue is the global warming crisis. We lack the awareness and coordinated actions in order to avoid the effects of climate disaster. Today we learned that no human action can be viewed as individual anymore.

Sustainable Urbanization must respect ecosystem balances.

Urb-Architecture requires an innovative approach, construction of highly sustainable structures that protect the environment.

Environmental shaping revolutionizes social, political, and spatial concepts strengthen connections between people and countries.

Currently, megastructures do not guarantee consistency. There are many stakeholders, with different interests, that determine consequences: governments, large financial centers, trade and economy, multinational companies … All of them have little consideration for rational planning and not-clever use of existing resources. Whereas Earth is in a miserable situation, overwhelmed by waste that makes it a landfill. Eternity dreams and vision exist in temporary spaces and temporary experiences.

Social life as well is also miserable with houses turned into factories, recycling units, exploitation of child labor, construction works carried out within 24 hours… Urban life degrades into disrespect of the CITY as a human habitat.

But Earth, Nature, are transformable. Memory, the pursuit of noble intentions as a “mobile archive” must be activated in the conscious world as an Ideal, Fantastic –World of opportunities that architects and planners revive and update. In this regard, beyond individualism, firm commitment and continuous communication are required.

Kosovo has for decades been a country that was “developed” and degraded by dirty
technology. This chapter must be closed, and the sustainable development one should
be opened.

The CONTAINER project is a large open, enclosed object intended for loading various CONTENTS. It has an extraordinary form, function, and design. It is located in every commune. Around this container remain open a landscape of affordances, buildings constructed to be time-specific offering NEW POSSIBILITIES of use, spaces FOR experimentation, socialization, reflection, activism, hope, new ideas, and purposes.  

We show you samples of these generous temporary spaces around Kosovo territory taken out from this object of contents, showing the possibility that with some goodwill, they can be CONSTANTLY REPRODUCING through everyday life and their use.


MAKSUT VEZGISHI

Born in Prizren,Kosova in 1960. Vezgishi graduated in Architecture from the University of Prishtina in 1990. He worked as an assistant in the Faculty of Architecture during the period 1993-1996. At the same time, he worked as an art editor for the political magazine’ZERI’, as well as for cultural Art&mix magazines in Prishtina. In 1990 He led an ‘alternative scene’ in city theatre in Prizren. Vezgishi’s interest in architecture and visual arts is ‘Experiment&Modern’, where he brings attention to the search in ‘Albanian current art’. Vezgishi is an author in several disciplines of contemporary art. Since 1998 he lives and works in Brussels.

MAKSUT VEZGISHI

CURATOR OF THE PAVILION

JEHONA SHYTI

COMISIONER

SUPPORTIVECONSULTATIVE, RESEARCH
AND TECHNICAL TEAM

VILDANE MALIQI, ARGJIRE KRASNIQI , FERAY DERVIS, RECEP KERKEZI and GËZIM RADONIQI

ORGANISATION

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO

MUSIC

ELVIS AND GJULIAN BYTYQI

GRAPHIC DESIGN

NITA SALIHU HOXHA—PERMANENT

PHOTOGRAPHER

EDON AGUSHI

DEVELOPER

ARRA WEB AGENCY