Tirana Architecture Weeks (TAW) 2024

Reoccurring Novelties

23 September – 27 September 2024


Curators: Dr. Ledian Bregasi | Dr. Sonia Jojic | Dr. Klodjan Xhexhi


Manifesto for Tirana Architecture Week 2024

“Reoccurring Novelties”

In the fluid realm of creative professions, the paradoxical dance between the pursuit of the new and the cyclic nature of creation unfolds. Welcome to Tirana Architecture Week 2024, where we embark on a journey to explore the delicate interplay of creativity and the relentless quest for novelty while confronting a vital question: Does the contemporary world provide a space for genuine progress and the creation of new ideas, or is creative work confined to the ephemeral pursuit of temporary trends?

Unveiling the Paradox

The very essence of our creative endeavors resides in the contradiction that defines our existence—the perpetual hunger for the new, interwoven with the rhythmic cadence of reoccurring novelties. In this dance, we encounter the tension between the anticipation of what’s next and the embrace of what endures. It is within this paradox that true innovation is birthed.

Beyond the Temporal Boundaries

Creation, in its raw and unbridled form, defies the constraints of time and the predictability of modalities. Our act of building, designing, and imagining transcends the linear trajectory of progress. It is an exploration of the timeless, a journey into the echoes of the past, and a conversation with the future.

Architectural Alchemy

In the world of architecture, we are not mere builders; we are alchemists. We transform the mundane into the extraordinary, breathe life into inert structures, and capture the spirit of a moment in the permanence of our creations. The buildings we conceive are not just structures; they are living narratives that speak to the heart of the human experience.

Embracing the Unpredictable

As architects, we navigate the unpredictable currents of inspiration, responding to the whispers of history, culture, and environment. The act of creation is an unpredictable journey, a dance with chaos that yields the most profound innovations. Embrace the uncertainty, for it is within the unknown that the seeds of novelty are sown.

Tirana Architecture Week 2024: A Collective Exploration

Join us in this celebration of the eternal dance between tradition and innovation, as we navigate the ever-shifting landscapes of creativity. Tirana Architecture Week 2024 beckons—a canvas for the reoccurring novelties that shape our past, define our present, and beckon us into an unforeseeable future. In this exploration, let us seek not just trends but enduring progress—a testament to the transformative power of architectural expression. Let the journey begin!