Republic of Kosovo
The Kosovo Pavilion explores the impact of modernity on the country's architecture, which had a negative effect due to destruction, foreign aesthetics, and the forced transformation of organic cities. The post-modern movement in the 1980s aimed to restore architecture's relationship with tradition, but the fake folk revival resulted in even more harm. Reconstruction efforts in the 1990s were disastrous, resulting in "build without design," and property speculation. The exhibition features the Shkembi Tower, constructed from traditional old chairs, and a postcard wall depicting the slow but absolute erasure of regional identity in Kosovo's cities.