It’s beautiful. It’s safe.

by Tyler Andor 12/02/2013

Edi Rama served as mayor of Tirana, Albania from 2000 to 2011. His story draws attention to an under-recognized force for social change: the power of art and design.

I think it’s important to notice that it was not only art that enabled such an inspiring magnitude of social transformation. Rama approached the problems he was trying to solve with an openness to experimentation–all to rare among politicians–that allowed even him to be surprised by the results that followed in the wake of his efforts.