Graduate students Gyler Mydyti and Elian Stefa are attempting to turn the abandoned concrete bunkersâ€"of which there are more than 750,000â€"in Albania into economic structures including eco-hostels, cafÃ©s and gift shops.
The bunkers are the remains of Communist dictator Enver Hoxha and his policies of paranoid xenophobia. In additon to creating economic locations, eco-hostels, and decreasing the chance the bunkers will be turned into landfills, the project aims to reclaim the symbolism behind the structures. Find out more about the Concrete Mushrooms project by visiting the blog.
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