Rurban Sequences. Inquiries on Dropull’s states of Liminality
Author: Besnik Aliaj, Sotir Dhamo, Loris Rossi, Llazar Kumaraku, Laura Pedata, Eranda Janku
Affiliation: Polis University
This Workshop is a research activity organized under the framework of the Joint International PhD Program of POLIS and Ferrara Universities in the fields of Architecture and Urban Planning. Aimed at the 34th cycle PhD candidates, the workshop builds on the previous and ongoing research work of the Department of Applied Research, and Observatory of Mediterranean Basin (OMB) unit, within the FR&D, Faculty for Research and Development at POLIS University. Each year the research activity promoted by the workshop is aimed at a specific topic, which is then open for debate and critical analysis by each students/ researchers individually, in order to develop their capacity for operating within any given planning context by developing tools, able to generate new architecture and design processes. Previous work includes “Durana” (2014), “Albanian Riviera” (2015), “When a River Flows” (2016), “Projecting Shkodra” (2017), and “Prishtina, New European capital” (2018), etc. This year’s topic concerns with the Municipality of Dropull in south Albania, in other words, a case of “the linear city” which has previously been object of a study and development plan by POLIS University.
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Polis University - The General Local Plan of Dropull, (2019), – Polis team: Besnik Aliaj, Sotir Dhamo, Eranda Janku, Amanda Terpo, Sherif Lushaj, Godiva Rembeci, Dritan Shutina, Ledian Bregasi, etc.
Polis University - The General Local Plan of Zagori, (2013), – Polis team: Besnik Aliaj, Sotir Dhamo, Ledian Bregasi, Ledio Allkja, Eranda Janku, Kejt Dhrami, Dea Buza, Fiona Imami, Mario Shllaku, etc.
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