The mirrored surfaces of the taller columns cast reflections and created myriad opportunities for interaction. The circular layout of the benches aimed to facilitate democratic discussion and exchange and demonstrated the need for community and unification in any ideal city. With reference to the migration crisis at the time, the core of the installation bore the engraved outline of Europe's borders, considered by many refugees as a modern-day utopia.
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Photography: Ed Reeve
Albanian Institute New York
Helidon Xhixha (Artist)
Mara Firetti (Relationship Manager)