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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.

/P0LITICS, ARCHITECTURE AND IT’S R0LE 0N SHAPING S0CIETY

…Thus International Art, Architecture that was being applied all over the world touched also Yugoslavia. Creation of a new unified identity of nations with different ethnicities, religions, cultural and historical backgrounds was a problem to be faced in the establishment of the United Yugoslav Federation. In Yugoslavia after WWII, architecture played an important backdrop role in the formation of a modern society in the frames of a new unified nation. It also played a cultural role in the Yugoslav image in the international sphere. Architecture can be seen as a tool of political manifestation that changed social life. Changing from agricultural to industrial system, formation of a new cities and city centers required a lot of infrastructural work. Urbanism and architecture were pens of political and strategic decisions. Establishment of administrative and cultural buildings, creation of public areas, gradually changed the habits of people living there…./The program of Prishtina architecture section was the combination of major architecture university programs of Former Yugoslavia. In the first ten years of its beginning, lecturers were coming from Sarajevo, Zagreb, Skopje and Belgrade Universities. Main lecturers came with their own assistants or were assisted from local architects that were graduated in universities of Yugoslav Republics. This model were considered as a kind of experiment in which architects all around Yugoslavia brought their visions in Prishtina and broke all the barriers of tradition and culture widening spectrum of modernism.6 In 1985 first graduated generation from Architecture Department of Prishtina University continued their post diploma studies in Zagreb, Sarajevo, and Belgrade Universities and were engaged as assistants in Prishtina University.