Gjirokaster becomes an online course focused on the city’s natural, historical, cultural, and mostly architectural values. The geographical position and the history of the Drino Valley area turned Gjirokastra into an economical centre of trade and exchange. The economic growth, the cultural interchange mostly during the Ottoman period, and the building knowledge of the people are depicted in its architectural and urban development providing a unique character to the city, which is inscribed at the relevant UNESCO list, together with Berat, since 2005.
Learners are expected to:
- enrich their cognitive and spatial background regarding the city and to understand its architectural dimension,
- connect the urban and architectural phenomenon with the historical, social and cultural environment in which it develops,
- understand the various aspects and approaches to the issue of preservation, reflect on, and take a stand on it,
- express themselves orally by connecting their observation, researching, and interviewing skills,
- cultivate skills of exploration, cooperation and critical observation,
- be aware of the difficulties and problems of preserving tangible heritage.