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Change agent dedicated to heritage-based management and innovation processes with a particular focus on urban spaces, remembrance and civic empowerment.
In over 10 years of international experience I have developed strong interest and skills in designing and implementing projects aimed at strengthening the ties between people and heritage and at connecting between people particularly in Europe and the Western Balkans, and in particular in areas “under stress” such as in the Kosovo, Jordan, Israel, etc.
I am active in several memorialization projects, in particular with the memorialization process of the former prison of Spaç in Albaniaë campaigns and events on “difficult” stories and civic spaces at risk; development of informal learning based on critical games and interactive tools. I am actively involved also in a variety of other structures such as the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience or the International Alumni Center of the Robert Bosch Foundation, etc.
The impossibility of the emergence of a genuine societal effort to deal with the past is attributed to our inability to formulate a shared vision of the future. The fragmentation and polarization within and among the groups of time-witnesses have helped neither to get the much needed societal buy-in for making this important cause a national priority. In recent years international organisations have supported the creation of a national dialogue on the past and that has certainly boosted the internal debates. But it is widely accepted that true reckoning with the past should come from Albanians themselves.