Site Visit | March 2016
the traveller and the olive grove
Qeparo | Albania

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Qeparo, is a village in the southern coast of Albania. Divided in the more recent lower Qeparo and the historical upper Qeparo, has suffered from the Albanian Diaspora that caused a great loss of human capital, which mainly moved to Greece, with consequent neglect of buildings and agricultural fields. Today the village, as many others in the coastal area, is facing return immigration of the ‘natives’, and has the opportunity to be revitalized with agro-tourism. The landscape with its products, can be the starting point for a new prosperity. Spatial and planning proposal will follow soon…

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The Traveller and the Olive grove
Exploratory mission

Location: Qeparo, Albania
Time: March 2016

Photography: Armand Habazaj

In collaboration with: Dutch Embassy in Albania, MVO, Cityforster, Alterra, Sawadee, Boerbos, Gutundgut, Arber Togani