Neritan Sejamini | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Albania

Neritan Sejamini has studied in Tirana and later on in Vienna and Washington. After graduation, he was hired as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Albania at the time, while in the mid-90s he founded the Institute of Contemporary Studies. Afterwards, he re-engaged in central government institutions, and in 2005-2008 he was appointed advisor to the Prime Minister. For several years, Sejamini has contributed to public rights and the right to information, especially through the portal exit.al. In recent years, he was also committed to various civic causes. He is an expert in public policies, a commentator and author of #MePakFjalë show in #EuroNews Albania.

Dorina Pllumbi | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Albania

Dorina Pllumbi is an architect and a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands. Her research interest resides in studying practices of commoning as material and spatial engagement in realities of socio-political transition. Her particular focus is to understand the role that commoning practices have played in Albania during the transitional period from a totalitarian state-socialist regime to a recently consolidating neoliberal one. Currently, Dorina is a visiting scholar at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Boštjan Bugarič | Right to the city 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Serbia

Dr. Boštjan Bugarič is an architect, researcher and editor. He leads KUD C3, a collective for spatial research of contemporary urban trends. In 2011 he was awarded with the Golden Cube Award for the project Public city. As an artist in residence by the Ministry of Culture of Republic in Slovenia was in London (2016) and in New York (2012). In 2014 he collaborated at a community recuperation project in Mexico City within Casa Imelda and UAM University. For the University of Primorska in Koper he coordinated the accreditation and established the Faculty of Built Environment (2008-13), where he took a position of the acting dean (2011 – 2013). In same period was active as a president of the Society of Coastal Architects Koper, Slovenia. In 2012 he leaded an independent reestablishment of the Slovenian Cultural Center in Vienna. In 2017 was invited to be a visiting critic at Cornell University Rome. The same year was a research collaborator at Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana. He was a professor at the Faculty of Humanites Koper and a researcher and editor at Architectuul in Berlin. He collaborated at numerous lectures in Slovenia and abroad and exhibited as a selected author at U3 Triennale of Contemporary Art in Slovenia in MSUM+ Ljubljana in 2013, as a selected lecturer for the international workshop Wonderland Berlin – Funding Urbanism at DAZ Berlin in 2014. Same year he was leading Architectuul’s international project Unfinished, organized in Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Macedonia, #osnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Austria, #Albania and at the final event at the Serbian pavilion of the XIV Architecture Biennial in Venice. Since 2016 he is coordinating the Architcetuul’s associated partnership at the Future Architecture Platform.

Aurora Baba | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Albania

Aurora Baba is an architect, researcher, neuroarchitecture enthusiast, and human rights expert who works and lives in Tirana. She is the co-founder of NEUAR – Neuroscience for Urban Space and Architecture (www.neuar.org), a new initiative that binds architecture and neuroscience to create healthier cities, that heal, promote, and ensure physical, mental, and social health. Aurora has an interdisciplinary experience reflected in 10 years of experience in designing and managing construction and social projects, with multiple national and international stakeholders. She is the co-founder and board member of EuroCentralAsian Lesbian * Community where she has been working with local and international institutions such as the Council of Europe focusing on bringing lesbian* geniuses to the world.

Ervin Goci | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Albania

Ervin Goci completed his studies in Philosophy at the University of Tirana, his postgraduate studies were oriented in Humanities, and then continued his doctoral studies in the Department of Journalism and Communication, Faculty of History and Philology, where he has been working since 2005’s. He has covered several disciplines as a university lecturer, such as communication theories, theories on public space and community engagement, public relations theories, and managerial models in new media. He has been part, regularly, in studies and scientific conferences of the Department of Journalism and Communication, offering his expertise in the conceptual phase of these projects. Lecturer Ervin Goci has extended the theoretical delivery beyond the university auditorium, covering a weekly column on national public television, on issues related to the relationship between the media and modern technologies, editing and producing news in the time of algorithms, building public opinion on the dynamics of networks social. Beyond university projects, Mr. Goci regularly engages in several research projects in partnership with organizations focused on issues of public sensitivity such as the environment, human rights, professional status of journalists, offering his expertise in moderating public communication of these agencies.

Sofia Salardi | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Italy

Sofia Salardi has a master in Economics of Public Administrations and International Institutions and a specialization in European Affairs achieved at the Sciences-Po University in Paris. She is manager in the Municipality of Mantova Fundraising and European funds unit. As project manager she runs complex projects, about management of cultural heritage, energy efficiency, local development, involving the municipality and other European partners. She worked for the Regional Government, Economic Development General Direction, with a direct involvement in projects directed at the simplification of bureaucratic procedures involving local public bodies. She was in charge of marketing and communication projects for the 2015 International Exposition of Milan.

Vladan Jeremić | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Serbia

Vladan Jeremić is Belgrade-based artist and theorist whose research-oriented work comprises drawing and text, installation and intervention in public space. He holds PhD in Cultural Studies and MA in digital arts from the University of Belgrade. He explores the relation between art and politics, unveiling the contradictions of today’s societies and developing transformative potentials of art in the context of social struggles.

Sonja Dragović | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Montenegro

Sonja Dragović is a researcher in the fields of urban studies and critical geography. She obtained a joint master’s degree in urban studies in 2015 within the interdisciplinary program “4Cities”, which consisted of four semesters of study and practice in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, and Madrid. Prior to this, she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Her main interests include analysing practices of urban activism and working with local communities towards improving participatory methods, public policies, and shared spaces. She is a Ph.D. student at ISCTE-IUL and currently active in Lisbon, Portugal, and in Podgorica, Montenegro. She is a member of Urban Studies Lab, an experimental research collective based in Lisbon, and of KANA/Who if not Architect, a group of architects and urban researchers dedicated to the preservation of modernist architectural heritage and to the study of policy and practice of urban development in Montenegro.

Arbër Sadiki | Right to the City 2

Meet our Key Speaker, Kosovo

Arbër Sadiki is an Kosovan architect based in Prishtina. He is a lecturer at Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, UBT, Prishtina. Sadiki received his PhD at the University of Belgrade and was a finalist of “AgaKhan Award for Architecture” in Geneva for two years. He won an Erasmus+ exchange program in #Dessau International Architecture Graduate School, near Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany.

Meet our speakers | Right to the City 1

conservation architect

Aleksandra Kapetanović is a conservation architect, a coordinator of Cultural Heritage Sector and one of the founders of NGO EXPEDITIO Center for Sustainable Spatial Development, Kotor, Montenegro. Through working in NGO sector since 1997, she has gained experience in implementing projects in the fields of cultural heritage, sustainable architecture and spatial planning, which aim, through multidisciplinary and participatory approach, to contribute to the overall development of civil society. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade University, Serbia and finished postgraduate courses in the field of cultural heritage in Slovak Republic and Italy.


arkitekte konservuese

Aleksandra Kapetanović është arkitekte konservimi, koordinatore e Sektorit të Trashëgimisë Kulturore dhe një nga themelueset e OJQ-së Qendra EXPEDITIO për Zhvillim të Qëndrueshëm Hapësinor, Kotor, Mali i Zi. Përmes punës në sektorin e OJQ-ve që nga viti 1997, ajo ka fituar përvojë në zbatimin e projekteve në fushën e trashëgimisë kulturore, arkitekturës së qëndrueshme dhe planifikimit hapësinor, që përmes qasjes multidisiplinare dhe pjesëmarrëse synojnë të kontribuojnë në zhvillimin e përgjithshëm të shoqërisë civile. Ajo është diplomuar në Fakultetin e Arkitekturës të Universitetit të Beogradit në Serbi, ndërsa studimet pasuniversitare për trashëgimi kulturore në Sllovaki dhe Itali.

writer & journalist

Writer & journalist, Fatos Lubonja is the founder of “Përpjekja” magazine. Author of many books. Winner of: Prince Claus Fund Award, Sergio Vieira de Mello Award, Premio Colomba d’Oro per la Pace, Premio Archivio Desarmo, Human Rights Monitor Award, Premio Alberto Moravia, Herde Price for literature, SEEMO Award etc.


shkrimtar & gazetar

Shkrimtar dhe gazetar, Fatos Lubonja është themelues I revistës “Përpjekja” . Autor i shumë librave. Fitues i: Prince Claus Fund Award, Sergio Vieira de Mello Award, Premio Colomba d’Oro per la Pace, Premio Archivio Desarmo, Human Rights Monitor Award, Premio Alberto Moravia, Herde Price for literature, SEEMO Award etj.

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