Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)

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Quality Kitsch

August 10th, 2007

kitch.jpgFor a visiting architect from an ordered society like the Netherlands the stylistic excellence of architectural kitsch that can be found everywhere in the so-called wild developments in the Balkans is truly amazing. Novi Sad shows beautiful Italian villas, illegally built on top of a hill overlooking the city, but so well done. Nis brings a row of houses (probably built by Kosovo refugees), all built individually and all expressing particular sentimentalities or desires, but which such a stylistic coherence. And the Rom community of Shutka in Skopje showcases self-built palaces, built by people who work in Austria, Italy or Greece. (more…)

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