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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.

/TERM0KISS ST0RY

The story of Termokiss is a story of transformation, hard work, volunteering, acceptance and support. Termokiss is a community run social center, open to a range of non profit and educational activities. Activities and organizing processes are managed by the community, which are determined by both the needs and skills of the volunteers who are engaged. We work to promote ideas of mutual aid and cooperation. It is a product of a generation of citizens with a large amount of social and cultural capital, lacking financial resources, but with a high degree of energy and commitment, and great willingness to improvise.It all started with an international voluntary project which united young people from Belgium, Switzerland, and locals from Prishtina. For 10 days, by using mostly upcycled materials, participants reconstructed and legitimized that much can be attained with little resources. By the end of the project, for decades abandoned, the local ex-Heating building became functional, with an improvised floor and roof, windows made out of bottles, but without any heating, water or electricity…