I am about to begin a long-term project that will take place in the Adriatic Sea in Albania. The dictator Enver Hoxha had 750 00 single-person bunkers built during 45 years of communist regime that could not be disposed of by the government to this day. My plan is to excavate some of these bunkers and lower them into the Adria near the shore, so that they will reincarnate in the form of an artificial reef and help the regeneration of the sea. The project deals with the history, sociology and the society of the country. Refugium II also addresses Europe’s current political state through the location and the historic context. At the same time my project thematizes the severe climate situation and is searching for a solution through scientific methods.
Funded by Boston, MA (June 2016)