Bashkë: let’s create our spaces! is the project born in 2017 thanks to the successful meeting between the Rete delle Case del Quartiere APS and the Gjirokastra Fundacioni. The project is part of the Tandem Europe international exchange program. We want to promote the participation of local communities through the exchange of knowledge and know-how between organizations, in order to regenerate empty and abandoned public spaces.
The word Bashkë means “together” in Albanian and perfectly explains the core of our project: building community together. How? Through culture!
With Bashkë: let’s create our spaces! we want to build places where people can really feel at home, giving power to the communities. We will involve associations, local authorities, artisans and artists, who will be invited to rethink some abandoned spaces in the historical center of Gjirokastra in Albania. Through an international call, artists, designers and architects will take part in the Bashkë Art Camp: an artistic residency that will take place in September 2018 in the historical center of Gjirokastra, during which the participants can develop a project together with local artisans working in the textile industry. wood and stone. The winning art project will be presented during the National Fair of Crafts and Heritage 2018 which will take place between the 14th and the 16th of September.
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Bashkë: let’s create our spaces! is a project promoted by Tandem Europe
Tandem Europe is an initiative developed by European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V. together with Fondazione Cariplo with additional financial support from Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Fonds voor Cultuurparticpatie. It is implemented together with 4iS (Aveiro, Portugal), COMM’ON (Athens, Greece) and Ideas Factory (Sofia, Bulgaria). Bashkë: let’s create our spaces! is participating to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.