The hidden regional layer BESNIK ALIAJ SOTIR DHAMO
Author: Besnik Aliaj, Sotir Dhamo, Elvan Dajko, Ledian Bregasi
Polis University, Tirana Albania
Albania and especially its capital– Tirana has a wealth of assets inherited for its communist past. Many housing and administrative buildings, as well as a network of bunkers of all kinds and sizes, including war museums, socialist art galleries, the dictator’s mausoleum, cemeteries and other symbols of the communist regime despite being neglected, maltreated or destroyed during last two decades, have always attracted the attention of foreign visitors. The attention paid to such a typology of art, architecture and urbanism called “Lost Architecture” is increasingly growing, but the point is how to do it?