Bulevard Art and Media Institute opened in Tirana in 2021. It is located in the basement of Destil Creative Hub, in the former headquarters of Gazeta Bashkimi, a leading newspaper during the socialist regime.

Conceived as an open editorial process, Bulevard’s program is composed of diaries, gossip and letters, with a focus on archival narratives. These manifest as publications, performative happenings, and annual gatherings with artists, archivists, editors, and curators. Bulevard centers education, social justice, intergenerational feminist and queer practices, and the continuous search for spaces in which communities can meet and express themselves freely.

Bulevard was co-founded by Sonila Abdalli and Valentina Bonizzi, who share a vision of a shared space.

Valentina Bonizzi 

Artist and researcher

Co-founder and Director


Sonila Abdalli

Architect and social entrepreneur

Co-founder and Producer