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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.

THR0WING AND CATCHING

C0MMUNICATING THR0UGH PLAYING

…There are 21 Frisbee throws that appear in a video installation made on the Mitrovica Bridge. The tranquility that reigned over the bridge as well as the security of the two players seemed to ruin the rude image of this object. The most negative and gossipy news had been thrown on this construction over the last two decades. Whatever has been done on and around the bridge by local and international politicians has so far not worked. Even today, the bridge is barricaded with concrete walls that prevent traffic. In a nutshell, the differentiation of citizens and the division of the city itself has functioned. The investment of millions of Euros in the bridge, its rebuilding, its re-painting, the stoicism of decision makers to defend their positions and attitude, have succeeded in keeping the status quo for as long as possible.This object carries the weight of all political mistakes, both local and international. This object carries the croaks of Kosovo black crows, carries the street dogs that have already turned that space into their own.This object has carried the weight of military equipment and of military and police troops more than ordinary citizens, so much so that it makes you wonder whose bridge it is, if it does not belong to citizens….