Walking the City 4th Episode
Itenerary: The periurban area Kombinat-Yzberish-Mezes-Yrshek,
Commune of Kashar, Tirana
On 14 October 2011, at 10.00 o’clock, we all meet at the main square of “Kombinat” neighborhood of Tirana, a former industrial satellite town created during communist times in Albania by early 50s. Here was developed a textile industry know as “Kombinati Stalin” because of financing from Soviet Union. The neighborhood attracted a number of new inhabitants mainly from the southern areas of Albania. The purpose was to increase the number of the so called “working class” which were supposed to be the support for the new communist government of post-war Albania, while the country was dominated by 80% rural population. After 50s such migration influx was interrupted and Kombinat remained a small industrial satellite town....