A one week workshop in Prishtina for ECOWEEK together with Perparim Rama
Pristhina Green Market (“green” meaning “vegetables market”) is colored, odorous and lively as markets are all over the world… but it is also very dirty and neglected and, as we find out, a kind of “privatization” process is going to take place in it…
So what strategy shall we suggest to make the green market more “green” in this city which is clearly changing a lot, in a too short time, loosing a lot of his character and identity?
After the first day spent to visit the market and to map its activity, past and actual situation, we came up with the idea to activate a real process of change. We choose some strategic locations and we decided to clean them, to push out cars and to make space for beauty, imagination and poetry.
This 3 windows were part of one of the oldest house of Prishtina, house that was burned as soon as it became part of the cultural “protected” heritage of the city. This open court, is now a sort of public landfill at the very beginning of the market. Texts on the wall say: “do not park” and “do not throw garbage”. We realized we couldn’t clean the landfill, we tried to make space to point out this inconvenient truth…
And of course we added a virtual layer to the process through the construction of a blog.