Dorina Pllumbi is an architect and a PhD Candidate at the Department of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands. Her work develops in the interstices of architecture, planning critical theory, and social urban anthropology. Her research interest focuses on studying practices of commoning as material and spatial engagement in realities of political transition. Through her work, she critically examines how these practices are influenced by the presence or absence of the state and market forces and the various challenges they face within the urban environment. By reflecting on the Albanian experience of political transition, she aims to contribute to the theory of the city as a commons, emphasizing the importance of kinship and proximity in community spaces. She has expanded her research on urban commoning by examining the transformation process of the NDSM Ship Wharf in Amsterdam North, specifically delving into the evolving role of the architect in engaging with commoning practices.
Dorina has practicing experience in several architectural and planning firms, as well as governmental agencies like the City of New York.
Her writings have been featured in various cultural and professional media outlets, as well as academic journals.
Views on Delft
F. Tanis / A. Sioli / Aleksandar Staničić / K.M. Havik / H.E. Dale / W.C. Vogel / S.I. de Wit / J.A. Mejia Hernandez / E. Pérez Guembe / Dorina Pllumbi / J.A. Hawkins
Kamza and Tirana
A Travel Captured in Correspondence. The Planned, the Unplanned, and Everything in Between
Dorina Pllumbi / W.C. Vogel
Commoning as a Material Engagement of Resistance
The Struggle to Save the Albanian National Theater
Kombinat: The Unseen and Their Architectural Oddkins
Observing the Architectural Stigma of the Ugliness
The Cases of Albania and Galicia
María Novas Ferradás / Dorina Pllumbi
Podcast: Other Talking Points_ #S1EP5 - Gentrification
Artes: Ardhja, shtëpia, varri (Arrival, house, grave)
Verscheen in: RTSH Radio Televizioni Shqiptar
ARTES: Kritika Xhejkobiane ne kontenkstin shqiptar (Jacobs critics in the Albanian context)
Verscheen in: RTSH _ Albanian National Radio-television
Rasende forsker: Bjarke Ingels medvirker til et kulturelt folkemord i Albanien. Så stop dog
Verscheen in: Politiken