Episode 2
Episode 2 - curated by STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen)

including City Walks on 1st and 3rd of October and

Tirana Dialogues at Hotel Dajti from 3rd to 6th of October

In an attempt to critically respond to the current development of Tirana - through “wild” urbanization, fast capital investment and set within the horizon of a neoliberal context – T.I.C.A.B. this year expands beyond the field of visual arts, into the domain of architecture and processes of urbanization. By involving architects, artists, cultural workers, activists and journalists from the Western Balkans region and the wider global context, EPISODE 2 examines the deficiencies resulting from highly individual and profit driven development of contemporary cities - and points at possibilities of citizen’s to contribute to what the future of their cities could be.

Episode 2 comprises of four parts - an exhibition, a cities log of spatially important events in a number of cities in the region, a series of discussions on contemporary developments in the cities and the production of the Tirana Guide to Parallel Urban Realities – all taking place at former Hotel Dajti.

Exhibition contributors
Alterazioni Video / Laurence Bonvin / Co-plan / Deadmalls.com / Detroit Unreal Estate / Elemental / El Puente_Lab / Estudio Teddy Cruz / Bojan Fajfric / Louize Ganz and Ines Linke / Interboro / Isola Art Centre and The Office for Urban Transformation / Kartun Development Group / MAP Office / Nebojsa Milikic / Ou Ning / Leonard Qylafi / Streetfilms

Tirana Dialogues, public discussions at Hotel Dajti - 3rd to 6th of October, co-organised with Emiliano Gandolfi:

Saturday 3/10
19.00h: Hands Over the City - civil groups and investigative journalism for urban justice, with Teodor Celakoski (Right to the City, Zagreb) and Brankica Stankovic / Miodrag Cvorovic (Insider, B92, Belgrade)

Sunday 04/10
17.30h: Activating the Local - neighbourhood interventions for social engagement, with Nebojsa Milikic (artist and cultural activist, Belgrade) and Doina Petrescu (Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée, Paris)
20.00h: Exposing the City of Tomorrow - architecture Biennales as a tool for change, with Ou Ning (Shenzhen & Hong Kong Architecture Biennale) and Emiliano Gandolfi (11th Architecture Biennale Venice, 3rd Architecture Biennale Rotterdam)

Monday 05/10
17.30h: Urban Commons - policies and public involvement for the inclusive city, with Emil Jurcan (Pulska grupa, Pula) / Aleksandra Kapetanovic (Expeditio, Kotor)
20.00h: Printed Matters - architecture magazines: media strategies and societal ambitions, with Fabrizio Gallanti (Abitare magazine, Milan) / Maroje Mrduljas (Oris magazine, Zagreb)

Tuesday 06/10
17.30h: Shifting the Field of Action - a new role for architecture and planning institutes with Marko Sancanin (Platforma 9.81, Zagreb) / Dritan Shutina (Co-Plan, Tirana)
20.00h: Building Participation - making places for local empowerment with Teddy Cruz (Estudio Teddy Cruz, San Diego) / Francisco Sanin (Syracuse University, New York - Medellin, Colombia)

Cities log
with contributions from Belgrade, Kotor, Novi Sad, Podgorica, Prishtina, Pula, Skopje, Tirana and Zagreb, by: Besnik Aliaj / Branko Belacevic, Marko Miletic, Dubravka Sekulic, Jelena Stefanovic / Dafne Berc / Teodor Celakoski / Ulrike Franzel / Valon Germizaj / Zakilina Gligorijevic / Adelina Greca / Astrit Hajrullahu / Florina Jerliu / Aleksandra Kapetanovic / Ivan Kucina / Ilir Murseli / Oliver Musovik / Divna Pencic / Petrit Selimi / Pulska grupa / Aneta Spaseska / Borislav Vukicevic and others - designed with Ajdin Basic.
The Cities Log includes works by and documentation from Lorenz Aggermann, Eduard Freudmann, Can Gülcü / Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber / Luise Donschen and Archis Interventions Prishtina / Fifth Park / First Archi Brigade / Insider B92 / Vladan Jeremic and Rena Rädle / Civil Initiative Muzil / Right to the City, Zagreb.

Tirana Guide to Parallel Urban Realities
co-organised with Polis University Tirana, with:
Ivan Kucina (Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade) / Endrit Marku (Polis University) / Gezim Qendro (Polis University) / Miguel Robles-Duran (Cohabitation Strategies, Rotterdam) / Piet Vollaard (ArchiNed, Rotterdam) / Aleksandar Zograf (cartoonist, Pancevo) and students Polis University, and
Tirana City Walks – 1st and 3rd of October with Marc Armengaud (AWP, Paris) – time and place to be announced.

Episode 2 of TICAB is partly financed by  Swiss Cultural Program in the Western Balkans as part of the project ”Individual Utopias now and then – Discontinuity of generational dialogue or what do we have in common?”, a regional partnership between SCCA/pro.ba, Sarajevo, new media center_kuda.org, Novi Sad and TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Albania.