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After the exhibition in IUAV Venice in June and July 2017, “Under Pressure” reopens in Pescara (Italy), hosted by Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara.
This is an effort to envisage the reality of communist Albania by using architecture as a decoding tool.
The exhibition invites the visitor to read a storyline, which is neither chronological nor built on sequential facts. Constructing a path would constitute in a way a biased approach or a perspective by the authors. The exhibited material aims to neutralize any possible level of pre-interpretation, which drives the visitor towards his personal exploring and experiential paths into an unknown context.
The generic theme of the exhibition consists in illustrating the many forms of dialogue established between architecture and political power, portraying at the same time a dichotomy that is mirrored throughout the creative process of the architect.