01 Apr Workshop at the University and new research assistants

Matthias Bickert on different attitudes toward cultural heritage.

Matthias Bickert on different attitudes toward cultural heritage.

Today Matthias invited Vincent to give a guest presentation at the University of Tirana, MSc Geography program in a class on cultural landscapes. After a thorough introduction to the development of the concept of cultural landscape, different attitudes and theoretical stances toward it, and practical examples from the Albanian context, where cultural landscape policy still very much needs to be thought through and developed, Vincent introduced the Albanian Lapidar Survey from his practice as artist working in the field of monumentality, and public artworks such as lapidars as a locus of intervention and research. He also introduces the details of the research methodology and different field work strategies involved.

Vincent van Gerven Oei introducing the Albanian Lapidar Survey

Vincent van Gerven Oei introducing the Albanian Lapidar Survey

Previous artistic interventions such as Fatos Lubonja's "Postbllok"

Previous artistic interventions such as Fatos Lubonja’s “Postbllok”

We are also very happy to announce that thanks to the funding of the Ministry of Culture we will be able to work together with two new research assistants for the coming two months from the MSc Geography program, Grisilda Manjani and Anisa Zakolli. They will help us build the research database, do interviews, and assist with archive research.

Our two new research assistants from the MSc Geography, Gresi and Anisa.

Our two new research assistants from the MSc Geography, Gresi and Anisa.

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