Doriana Musaj

Doriana Musaj

Cand.PhD Msc.


Planning & Management


Doriana Musaj is an architect and urban planner, Deputy. Dean at the Faculty of Planning, Environment and Urban Management, currently also a PhD student at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Her interest is urban heritage sites and their participation in the creation of the ‘urban commons’ as a common value of the city. Its focus is on communities and their involvement in city decision-making and planning. Doriana is also an urban activist, in issues related to public space and its involvement in the quality of life of the city. Currently, she is a lecturer and scientific researcher at Polis University, Tirana.


A.Massarente, D.Musaj, (2021) “Urban common values; The case of National Theater of Albania” AREA Magazine No/174 January-February

D.Pllumbi, D.Musaj, (2021) “Material resistance in times of Covid-19. The story of the erasure of National Theater in Tirana, Albania.” Conference proceedings abstract, CAA 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, February 10-13, 2021 “Affective and Generative Dimensions in Covid 19 Activism” 10.13140/RG.2.2.23514.67521

D.Musaj, A.Kacani (2020) “Urban layers and historical footprints as a Cultural adequate housing right. Case study National Theater and Urban Villas of Tirana, Albania” Conference proceedings abstract, 9-th UBT Annual International Conference, 29-30 October 2020; ISBN 978-9951-437-96-7

D.Musaj, (2021) “Placemaking Gjirokastra Our public space is commons realm” Rethinking Gjirokastra. Can architecture and city planning stimulate hope and growth for shrinking cities? – A Project of the Joint International PhD Program IDAUP. POLIS University Albania/Ferrara University Italy; POLIS_Press (OMB series) ISBN: 978-9928-347-04-6

D.Musaj, A.Kacani (2021) “Grass-roots resistance for tangible heritage. The case of Tirana” Conference proceedings abstract, TDW2021 International Scientific Conference ”The Post-Pandemic Right to the City” ISBN 978-9928-347-03-9