Balkans and the Polder 
Netherlands - Albania / 2010-2012 / Visual essay in book Balkans in the Polder, published by Mondriaan Fonds

Two outcomes of the research trip from Fonds BKVB in 2010 were an international expert meeting in The Hague in 2011 and the publication of the book Balkans in the Polder in 2012.
Both focussed on bottom-up urban planning and were initiated by the study group Balkans in the Polder (designer Ellen Holleman, architect Robert-Jan de Kort, urban curator Sabrina Lindemann and myself). The book was designed by Ankie Stoutjesdijk.

I contributed to the book with the 31-page visual essay Balkans and the Polder with photos of situations in public space in cities in the Balkans on one hand and The Hague on the other hand. Five of the photos in the book have been published in the 1st issue of Paperwork Magazine (London, 2013) as well.
In October 2012 Balkans in the Polder was invited to take part in the Tirana Architecture Week and we presented the book there.

Review about the expert meeting
Video about the expert meeting
Review about the book