Winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced

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Winning projects show promise for communities, innovation and care for the environment Geneva, Switzerland, 22 September 2022 – The winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) were announced today. The six Award winners, who will share the $1 million award, one of the largest in architecture, show promise for communities, innovation and care for the environment. Bangladesh  Urban River Spaces, Jhenaidah Through consistent community participation and appropriation, extensive involvement of women and marginalised groups, and a local workforce, the seemingly simple undertaking of cleaning up the access to the Nabaganga river in Jhenaidah led to a thoughtful and minimal…

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The future of Prishtina

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Please join us next Tuesday for The Future of Pristina, with presentations from Liburn Aliu, Kosovo’s Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure and Përparim Rama, Mayor of Pristina, and introductions from Bekim Ramku, Director of Kosovo Architecture Foundation, 2016 SPURS Fellow.Tuesday, 27-September, 12:30pmCity Arena, 9-255 and webcast [Register here for webcast]Liburn Aliu is a trained architect with a background in built heritage conservation and construction. From 2014 to 2018 he served as the head of the Pristina City Planning Department where he was praised for introducing transparent planning procedures and halting all illegal constructions in the city. In March 2021 he was named Kosovo’s Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure….

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The World Around Young Climate Prize

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The World Around Young Climate Prize is a project that will provide mentorship and support for the self-started projects of 25 under-25swhose practice is deeply invested in addressing climate change in their communities. We are open to applicants from a range of fields including architecture, engineering, agriculture, activism, digital design as well as other creative industries.The idea of the prize is to support the generation born into the climate crisis in the most impactful way we can. After a global open call, The World Around will provide a bespoke academy and mentorship program led by some of the best designers. and thinkers of…

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Prishtina Data Scapes

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EN/ Workshop with MVRDV.Next  12th – 16th of September, Prishtina Instructors: Kristina Knauf, Leo Stuckardt The collection and interpretation of geospatial data impacts decision-making processes on all scales and across disciplines – from open, multimillion-user initiatives such as Open Street Maps to private, multimillion-dollar tech platforms.  For planners, urbanists, and architects in particular, these new forms of intelligence offer opportunities to understand the complexities of a site, to identify urgencies, and to prioritise design responses accordingly. However, localised data scarcities (the lack of information collected about certain places) and a lack of data literacy (the ability to interpret and manipulate information)…

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Negotiating Storytelling: Heritage constructs as contested narrative devices

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“Negotiating storytelling: Heritage constructs as contested narrative devices” Manifesta 14 x Research training group DFG 277 Identity and Heritage 5.9.2022, 19-21h, Kino ARMATA. In which ways do heritage constructs operate as collective practices of storytelling? Which narratives do they behold or erase? How do narrative methodologies mold the collective memory?The Research Training group Identity and heritage from the TU Berlin, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Technical Universities of Dessau and Erfurt have been engaging with the critical analysis of heritage constructions since 2016 through the research of specific case studies. During their visit to Pristhina, this panel discussion will bring into…

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Eric Robsky Huntley

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EN/ Eric Robsky Huntley is a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, where they are a principal investigator with the Data + Feminism Lab. They are also currently a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Their work draws on spatial data science, feminist data studies, digital geography, and data literacy to connect oppressions to the networks of exchange and expertise that produce them—a form of action research they call “mapping up.” Their work has been supported by the Urban Studies Foundation, the Antipode Foundation,…

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Perparim Rama

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EN/ Përparim Rama was born in Prishtina on January 20, 1976. His father, Kadrush Rama was a well-known Albanian painter, and his mother Nazmije Rama worked as an educator.  In 1992, when he was only 16 years old, Përparim Rama moved to Great Britain, and was granted asylum due to the aggravated political situation in his homeland.  He completed his undergraduate studies in architecture at London South Bank University from 1995 to 1998. From 2001 to 2003 he continued the second part of his studies at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Having completed his Bachelor studies, he pursued a Master DipArch degree at the University of East London….

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Joni Baboci

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EN/ Joni Baboci is an architect, planner and all-around urban enthusiast. He is the founder of Layer (https://getlayer.xyz), a spatial orchestration platform with global data coverage which empowers teams to govern through tactics and patterns while leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has previously served as the General Director of Planning and Urban Development for the City of Tirana and the director of Atelier Albania, a structure of the Albanian government dealing with national and regional strategic planning; Joni has executed planning, design & development projects at different scales at the national, regional and local levels. He consults on urbanism and…

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Jan Liesegang / raumlaborberlin

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EN/ Since 1999 raumlaborberlin works in various interdisciplinary teams on urban design, architecture, experimental building and research. Today’s partners are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Frauke Gerstenberg, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer, Florian Stirnemann, Axel Timm. Jan Liesegang was born in Cologne 1968, he studied Architecture in Berlin, Copenhagen and at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, New York. After graduating in Berlin he worked for 3 years as project architect for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin. In 1999 he co-founded raumlaborberlin. Today raumlabor works worldwide on contemporary architecture, urbanism, art and research. From 2001-07 he has been teaching architecture and urban planning…

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