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Bora Baboci

Tirana, Albania
Bora Baboci is an architect and visual artist currently exploring popular culture. She studied in Toronto, Buenos Aires and Barcelona. In 2013 she returned in Albania where she worked at the National Coastal Agency and the Ministry of Urban Development until 2015. During this period she researched informal neighbourhoods in Tirana and Albanian folklore and mythology. Since February 2015 she works as assistant professor at the Technical University of Berlin.

Anticipating the Wanderers


Property, space, responsibilities and empowerment

Anticipating the Wanderers


Property, space, responsibilities and empowerment
Architecture should anticipate the emergence of the wanderer: the ¨other¨ that comes, and with it, the disruption of obsolete rigidity by exposing both individuals and collectives to spaces designed for negotiation.

Future modes of thought must acknowledge the contemporary condition of the wanderer. Urbanization, refugees, tourists. The perpetual non-arrival of the urban youth. Massive population shifts have exposed architects to the limits of their practice. Movement through space has radically changed and these flows must be explored through conversations, negotiations and exchanges. Architecture should deconstruct itself into the elements that can be malleable through these processes while assisting both individuals and collectives to inform future practice. Rather than serving as translations of form, our guiding principles should take the form of conceptual tools. Tools for transferring knowledge, processes and energies of distinct environments. Architecture should restlessly explore - developing the intuition of both individuals and collectives in organizing their rituals, routines, journeys and spatial performances. The hitherto idle conscience towards space must become diligent.

Anticipating the Wanderers


Property, space, responsibilities and empowerment

Anticipating the Wanderers


Property, space, responsibilities and empowerment
Architecture should anticipate the emergence of the wanderer: the ¨other¨ that comes, and with it, the disruption of obsolete rigidity by exposing both individuals and collectives to spaces designed for negotiation.

Future modes of thought must acknowledge the contemporary condition of the wanderer. Urbanization, refugees, tourists. The perpetual non-arrival of the urban youth. Massive population shifts have exposed architects to the limits of their practice. Movement through space has radically changed and these flows must be explored through conversations, negotiations and exchanges. Architecture should deconstruct itself into the elements that can be malleable through these processes while assisting both individuals and collectives to inform future practice. Rather than serving as translations of form, our guiding principles should take the form of conceptual tools. Tools for transferring knowledge, processes and energies of distinct environments. Architecture should restlessly explore - developing the intuition of both individuals and collectives in organizing their rituals, routines, journeys and spatial performances. The hitherto idle conscience towards space must become diligent.


Idea by

Bora Baboci
Tirana
Albania
Bora Baboci is an architect and visual artist currently exploring popular culture. She studied in Toronto, Buenos Aires and Barcelona. In 2013 she returned in Albania where she worked at the National Coastal Agency and the Ministry of Urban Development until 2015. During this period she researched informal neighbourhoods in Tirana and Albanian folklore and mythology. Since February 2015 she works as assistant professor at the Technical University of Berlin.