Architect Maksim Mitrojorgji opens the exhibition "Folk Architecture in Watercolor" at the National Historical Museum. To make our architectural identity known in Albania, Mitrojorgji brings to this exhibition the traditional dwellings from South to North in 180 watercolors.
His passion for folk architecture began around the ’75s. For more than four decades, the architect Maksim Mitrojorgji has published various studies to identify the construction heritage of the Albanian people.
Preserving the identity in modern times is a problem not only for the architecture of our country, but all over the world. However, the architect hopes that proper efforts will be made not to lose it.
"Identity has four criteria and should be classified as heritage. It is the technical and architectural, symbolic and psychological character of a legislative object. Today all over the world there is the problem of preserving identity, unfortunately in modern times culture is very internationalized, and this international culture oppresses the cultures of small peoples and a great effort must be made to gain experience, preserve and point out national identity ”concludes the architect.
The exhibition "Folk Architecture in Watercolor" will remain open at the National Historical Museum until Sunday (February 20).