About Tirana Streets
Tirana is an interesting city, that feels like it has only recently opened its doors to foreign visitors. This is partly due to the isolationist policies by the ruling Communist party between the 2nd World War and the late 1980s, and the civil conflicts of Albanians in neighbouring Kosovo. The city is slowly recovering from both, and while the reminders are numerous in architecture and elsewhere, it is a sight to behold.
Where other cities have parks, Tirana has tiny concrete bunkers littering its cityscape.
About the streets project
Few things are more telling about communities than the streets they live on and around. The Streets project aims to document living conditions and the state of communities in places that are only known in the West by the news of their wars, poverty, and other hardships. This project is about showing the daily life that's not commonly featured.
- 610.000 population
- 14% national poverty rate