Urban Playspaces Conference: Elvanda Myshketa & Simon Battisti

Introduction presentation to the ‘How does the city look from 95 cm?’ panel.

Economic governance expert. Elvanda Myshketa has had an extensive experience public affairs in Brussels and in managing international projects in the South East European region. Her main areas of expertise lie in economic governance, enterprise, energy, environment, innovation, and EU enlargement. For the past six years, Elvanda has managed regional development cooperation projects in the South East Europe and provided policy advice to government institutions in Albania. Prior to that, she worked in Brussels with a number of key industry and business representations in facilitating and driving policy dialogue with the European Parliament.

Simon Battisti is an architect and educator based in Tirana, Albania. He was curator of the Albanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, with Leah Whitman-Salkin and Åbäke. He is director of Atelier Albania Academy, an architecture research platform based within the National Territorial Planning Agency of Albania (AKPT). There, Battisti leads short- and long-term critical research on the intersection of planning, international development, tourism, cultural heritage, and identity. He holds a B.Arch with distinction from the Southern California Insitute of Architecture, and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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