AIA Europe Spring 2018 Conference "Youth Space & Urban Transformation" in Pristina, Kosovo - A Great Success!

Photos by Gentiana Thaqi and Carsten Hanssen.  Read Full Conference Summary written by Lorraine King, AIA.

We saw an interesting country, full of contrasts and contradictions. The youngest and poorest of Europe, but with great potentials. A country with a communist background that now is facing global and open markets and “western” economy models.

The average age in Kosovo is 27. There is the good and the bad, but these young guys are industrious, they will have great results in the next 10 years. I was also speechless about the welcome and kindness of Kosovo people. Everywhere.

At the end, I came home with 1,746 photos! It’s a lot and this means that we visited a pretty stimulating place. I really liked and enjoyed the conference and I’m proud to say that I learned a lot.

Thank you Bard, Thank you Kosovo, Thank you AIA.
— Sergio Accatino, Int'l Assoc. AIA, Honolulu, Hawaii