If the “Skopje 2014” remains as it is, and what is planned and unplanned is build, what will life and functioning look like in Skopje? Why is the downfall of “Skopje 2014” (not) acceptable among architects? How to protect, restore or compensate the destroyed/damaged architectural heritage? What about the idea of dislocation of “Skopje 2014” in another part of the city, or its conversion? What would happen to the project after a potential legal normalization of the country?
These were part of the main issues of the panel discussion “What to do with Skopje 2014” organized by NGO “Freedom Square”. The panel was an opportunity to discuss through the opinions of assistant professor Dr. Ana Ivanovska-Deskova and professor Miroslav Grchev from the Faculty of Architecture. The event was also a kind of launching a new platform, which would encourage the expert, but also the general public in general for a further courageous process, in more open discussions on the future of this project. Also, the short film “How Skopje 2014 eats urban common goods” was also screened as a result of the cooperation with the German Heinrich Bohl Foundation.
The position of the moderators from “Freedom Square” is that “Skopje 2014” is not a development image of the capital, but in fact usurps the planning process.
You can watch the whole debate here: