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Tirana
HubFiliza*

Topics
Rural issues / Environment / Sustainability Public space / Urban commons / Creative economy / Freedom of expression / Community development
Disciplines
Urban studies / Community arts / Music / Design & crafts / Architecture / Visual arts / Film & cinema / Community activation

Phase 1

The hub implemented a broad set of activities ranging between cultural events such as cinema evenings with talks, pecha kucha and poetry slams combined with acoustic concerts and a series of open talks and lectures around relevant topics such as urban commons and critical thinking. Uzina and Tek Bunkeri also implemented a set of weekly creative crafts and zero waste workshops targeting disadvantaged youth and young professionals, while Destil and its GurGur platform launched a young creative program for several disciplines, awarding students with workshops and material funding to realise their works.

* “Filiza” means seedling or cutting in Albanian. As all partners lost their previous cultural spaces in the last years, and with these happenings, their audiences a space to meet, interact and co-create, the name fits perfect to the collaborative restart of culture and open community spaces in Tirana.

Tirana
Tek Bunkeri
Tek Bunkeri is a grassroots organization working at the intersection of open culture, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
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Tirana
Tek Bunkeri
tekbunkeri.herokuapp.com/
Tek Bunkeri is a grassroots organization working at the intersection of open culture, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development through rural-urban collaborations. In a highly fragmented society it supports rural communities, youth and vulnerable groups in their ambitions to thrive, providing space and support to experiment, connect, learn and create. Tek Bunkeri's goal is an open and free society with equal opportunities. Therefore, it creates cross-sectoral partnerships for the sustainable creation of local perspectives and improvements of livelihoods. Since 2020 it is a registered NGO with a core-team of 4 people and a broader network of volunteers, experts and partner organisations.
Tirana
Destil Creative Hub
Destil is a co-working and co-living multi-functional centre focused on social, cultural and artistic events.
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Tirana
Destil Creative Hub
www.facebook.com/DestilAlbania/
Destil is a co-working and co-living multi-functional centre focused on social, cultural and artistic events. It is a hub designed for creative people to work on their projects, exchange local and international practices and exhibit their creations. With 6 years of experience, it has hosted over 150 conferences, 100 workshops, 200 exhibitions, 100 screenings, 300 concerts and many other initiatives. Destil is a flexible organism that can move and adapt to different locations, from reconstructed monuments of culture to outdoor and public spaces aiming to revitalize them. It supports artists and startups to establish themselves and being part of a community.
Tirana
Hapësira Kulturore Uzina*
Hapësira Kulturore Uzina is a space of the commons, social interaction, creativity, freedom and intrapersonal growth.

*Participated only in Phase 1
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Tirana
Hapësira Kulturore Uzina*
uzinaspace.wixsite.com/uzina
Hapësira Kulturore Uzina is a space of the commons, social interaction, creativity, freedom and intrapersonal growth. Uzina is held in common by and for the community. Uzina involves local people coming together to identify and work on issues that matter to them. Everything it does or initiates is based upon a community-led approach. It is trying to address mutual concerns in programs of combined action. Uzina is a volunteer-run space with a team of more than 20 youngsters who engage in daily needs and a bigger network of volunteers, activists, artists and community members who contribute to its activities.

*Participated only in Phase 1

Phase 2

Concrete Contract

in collaboration with Athens and Diyarbakır I hubs


Connecting three different cities, Diyarbakır, Athens and Tirana, the project “Concrete Contract” uses fiction as a tool to explore contexts, maps new territories, and produces content through collaborations, exchanges and productions. This fiction will fit and travel into the interstices of a concrete megalopolis spreading over Turkey and the Balkans. It will face local realities, different audiences and environments, but it will also expose what we believe to have in common: a territory linked by geography and history, intertwined practices, yearnings for a different future and the absolute necessity to meet and produce together.

The project will expand over eight different activities that will punctuate and structure the fiction. There will be activity-phases of discussions, data-mining and brainstormings and activities of wide openings, collaborations and production. Storytellings, virtual and physical encounters, participation of artists, travels, workshops, diary of the journey, exhibitions, local events, interactions and publications are amongst the tools that will be used for this purpose. The desired goal is to make this fiction tangible and craft a topography for all to see and explore.
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