This research project deals with the general issue that regards the places of remembrance (memory) in the Albanian territory. Our choice as far as places of remembrance is made in the province of Laberia and specifically the village of Tragjas. For practical reasons, not all historical sites are treated as places of remembrance, but only the ones more characteristic and most unvisited. This work aims to report on the situation of the strategic places where the tourism of remembrance can be developed. It aims to incite reflection since the evolution of the places of remembrance is becoming even more necessary.
What can the solution be to minimize and slow down the new generation’s detachment from these places?
How can we turn these places into places of remembrance, when there are no longer witnesses?
Simply, by ongoing communication of the commemorative events and their values to the generations that have not lived through the Second World War and who have not lived through a war in their territory.
As in the rest of the Albanian territory, the Province of Laberia has gone through some ways of creating these places of remembrance which could be: their creation individually, such as restoration from the families of the martyrs or the creation and management of a site through a War Veterans Organization. Often these projects have been brought into the public arena by politicians, war veterans or other important local or state personalities.
The main goals are simple: to preserve the memory of the war battles, to forward the history of the war demonstrating examples of sacrifice, and to preserve its moral values. It needs to be emphasized that besides these goals there is an introduction of political issues during the Anti Fascist National Liberation War.
Location: Tragjas, AL
My Role: Architect, Photographe
Additional Credits: Enri Mato