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Bekim Ramku

Kosovo National Library CMP

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Kosovo Architecture Foundation was one of the recipients of the prestigious Getty Foundation “Keeping it Modern” 2016 grant for the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Kosovo National Library. In late 2015 KAF became concerned with the deteriorating condition of the Library and contacted the Kosovo Ministry of Culture, visited the site and initiated the search for funding. After the visit to the site with Martino Stierli, the Getty Foundation and their “Keeping it Modern” grant program seemed ideal.  Together with Architect Rand Eppich, a grant proposal was written and circulated. This was submitted to the Getty and…

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Techno Rebel Bodies Workshop

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TECHNO REBEL BODIES is a 5-day workshop -directed by ‘Arquitectura Subalterna’- where will be explored in a theoretical and practical way the Rilindja space through two constructions: one ‘CARTOGRAPHY’ for unveiling aesthetics of Techno´s counterculture, and one ‘REBEL CONSTRUCTION’, to feel -in your own body- the effects of the Techno Rebels Spatiality. How is the space in a rave party? // What kinds of lights are used that work like if you were blinking? // How do specific senses get stunned because of high music volume? // How do the colour and the darkness affect to your body? // What aesthetics are linked…

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The right to Social Housing and Public Space

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“The right to social housing and public space” project was implemented by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) with the support of the Democratic Society Promotion (DSP) project – financed by Swiss Cooperation Office Kosovo (SCO-K) and managed by Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF). Its main goal was to advocate for equal rights in social, affordable and decent housing for all the citizens, regardless of their cultural, social and economic differences. The project aim was to increase the level of citizen’s satisfaction with public services, to increase citizens and NGOs participation in local public discussions and to increase their influence in…

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The Office for Urban Regeneration

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The Office for Urban Regeneration was created from a collaboration between the Kosovo Architecture Foundation and the Skye Duncan of the NYC Planning Department in 2014. OUR ran by KAF in the Prishtina Municipality premisses for 6 months and became part of the Prishtina City Urban Planning Department with a full time staff of 6 people. During the initial phase of the project more than 200 individuals, mainly recent graduates where part of accessibility mapping of 18 streets in central Prishtina. The first draft project to be presented to the Municipal authorities was the “Deshmoret e Kombit” street which foresaw…

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ETH visit to Prishtina

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The Kosovo Architecture Foundation was pleased to host a group of ETH Professors, Students and Swiss Artists for a one-day study visit to Prishtina.  The visit was part of the “Debalkanize. A journey to Macedonia & Kosovo” study program under the chair of Prof.Dr. Philip Ursprung.The visitors, apart from touring the “late-modernistic” landmarks of the city of Prishtina such as the National Library, Ethnological Museum, Youth and Sports Center, the Brotherhood and Unity Monument, etc.  Also met with some heads of some of the key cultural institutions in the capital city.  A short architecture tour of the main historic monuments…

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