Benedetta Tagliabue closing keynote at KAF2020

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Benedetta Tagliabue studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as director of the international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, founded in 1994 in collaboration with Enric Miralles, based in Barcelona, Shanghai and Paris. Among her most notable projects built are the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award. Current studio projects include the Business School of Fudan University in Shanghai, office…

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We’re in Dezeen Events Guide!

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We’re super excited to inform you that Kosovo Architecture Festival made it to the Dezeen Events Guide for the second year in a row. Go to Dezeen Events Guide website to learn more on all the events that made it to the 2020 list. Dezeen Events Guide is a listings guide to architecture and design events around the world. It contains all the key fairs, conferences, design weeks and biennales that take place each year. Created by Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, the guide will grow in future to include smaller events such as exhibitions, talks and events…

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Workshop by urbanaarchitettura

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KAF 2020 online workshop by urbanaarchitettura  3 – 13 October There is a chandelier in every room We live in an age of ruins. The ruins of the welfare state in its various ideological and geopolitical embodiments in the form of those institutions that have been carefully choreographed to shape modern territories of top-down, domesticated, collectivised life. From education to hospitality, confinement to mental treatment, their architectures have often been relocated, sent to exile, vacated, forgotten, repudiated, or simply left to their own destiny in a state of controlled decay. Yet they might still be a resource for reinventing modes of…

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Ajmona Hoxha

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Ajmona Hoxha is an architect engaged with projects in urbanism and public space. Engaged since 2016 with 51N4E, a Brussel-based practice and the daughter company iRI based in Tirana, she acts as a project lead for a series of public space projects, among which the recently awarded as the ‘Best European Public Space’, as well as finalists of ‘Mies van der Rohe Award 2019’, central plaza of Skanderbeg Square. Over the years she has worked in a variety of contexts such as Tirana, Istanbul, Brussels, with a focus in projects with public character, reflecting her personal interest for cross- cultural…

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Architects Climate Action Network Workshop

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Lecture + workshop about the climate and biodiverity emergency, architecture’s part in it and how YOU can get involved to make a difference. Register here for the ACAN WORKSHOP on Eventbrite. About the Event ACAN formed in London over the summer of 2019, in this talk we will take you through how ACAN was conceived, founded and is expanding. We will explain the principles and activities fundamental to the network, talk through some of the actions we have taken and explain the changes we are trying to bring about. We will discuss how to build effective campaigns and make an…

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Shpend Ahmeti

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Shpend Ahmeti  was born on April 18, 1978, in Pristina. He graduated in master studies in Public Policies at Harvard University, USA, during the years 2002-2004, specializing in Economic and Political Development. He has completed university studies in Economics and Business Administration at the American University in Bulgaria, during the years 1996-2000, specializing in Applied Economics and Business Administration.During the studies between the years 1999-2002, Mr. Ahmeti was senator and then the President of the Student Government at American University in Bulgaria, as well as leader of various communities (from more than ten countries) through the period of reforms at…

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KAF 2020 Public Program Announced

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KAF announced the Kosovo Architecture Festival 2020 program with more than 35 public lectures featuring 8 Future Architecture creatives and keynotes from Carlo Ratti the head of the Senseable City Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nadar Tehrani the Dean of the Architecture School at Cooper Union, Malkit Shoshan of Harvard GSD & FAST, Justin Garrett Moore, Director of the New York City Public Design Commission & GSAPP as well as Sir.David Chipperfield. The Festival this year will also feature two workshops, one conducted by the Architects Climate Action Network & the other by UrbanaArchitettura. Below you may find the…

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Carlo Ratti

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An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding part- ner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. A leading voice in the debate on new technologies’ impact on urban life and design, Carlo has co-authored over 500 publications, including “The City of Tomorrow” (Yale University Press, with Matthew Claudel), and…

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Nader Tehrani

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For his contributions to architecture as an art, Nader Tehrani is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ 2020 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize.  Nader Tehrani is the Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union in New York. He was previously a professor of architecture at MIT, where he served as the Head of the Department from 2010-2014. He is also Principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry.  Tehrani received a B.F.A. and a B.Arch from the…

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