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.


…This research by design project is about WARchitectures of Kosovo cities, about these vacant ruins which today, even 21 years after the country got its freedom, still struggles to treat them with respect they deserve. Moreover, we show you the town of Janjeva which impact of previous economical crises and war created big shift of city demographics, leaving more than half of the place vacant today. The project shows innovative approaches on the usage of private and public spaces, resilience of urban fabric, the role and environmental impact of temporary behaviourology and ways of reconstruction of vacant architecture as well by build-ing on, with and within ruins, turning them as a strategic resource of economical development of the town of Janjeva.