Manifesta 14 \ Open Call for Kosovar Projects

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As seen, as told, as felt: our stories from Kosovo  Which stories from Kosovo would you like to tell? What new, emerging forms could be used for storytelling, or could collectively imagine the future of Prishtina? Where can the citizens of Prishtina reclaim their public space, and more importantly, how could this change the experience of living in the city? Propose a project for Manifesta 14 Prishtina and join the conversation.   Manifesta 14 Prishtina is delighted to launch its Open Call for projects either based in Kosovo or proposed by people from Kosovo.   We invite projects from across culture and society: individual artists, collectives, cultural organisations and institutions, community groups and more….

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Urban Data Kosovo

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Urban Data Kosovo project aims to build local capacity for planning agencies, municipal authorities, and planning and architecture schools in urban spatial analytics. The scarce availability of spatial data in Kosovo hinders the country’s ability to plan and prepare for major urban challenges that will affect its cities and the country at- large. This project aims to train the next generation of architects and urban planners in contemporary spatial analytical tools, methods, and visualization, while also working with local stakeholders to identify urgent data needs. In dialogue with MIT’s Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, the Kosovo Architecture Foundation…

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FRANI O’TOOLE kaf 2021

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EN/ Frani O’Toole (b. Chicago) works in communications for an architecture and urban planning firm building social infrastructure near the US-Mexico border. Frani studied Art History and English at Yale University before moving to Ireland on a Fulbright fellowship for her Master’s in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. Now in-between writing and architecture, she’s working to see the built environment be defined more by universal design.  About the lecture “There is nothing wrong with making things people want. It’s just that too little attention is being paid to the things people…

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SUHAIR KHAN kaf 2021

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EN/ Suhair Khan Head of Strategic Projects Google Based in London, Suhair works on Strategy development at Google. She is also the founder of the Open/Ended Design platform. Over the last decade at Google she has led innovative projects merging technology, culture and design. She has been involved in the development of Google’s self-driving car (now known as Waymo), a new sustainability platform for the global fashion industry, and launched numerous successful global projects with artists and cultural institutions at Google Arts & Culture. Her work has spanned Asia, the U.S., Europe and Africa, and she has been based out…

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FILL THE ROOMS, BUILD CATHEDRALS ! WORKSHOP kaf 2021

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EN/ Fill the rooms, build cathedrals! Narrative as a space of recognition. “The room fills and fills with knowledge, anguish, many kinds of ambition, much indifference, some despair. Between us, you say, we could build cathedrals, dictate policies, condemn men to death, and administer the affairs of several public offices.” Virginia Woolf. According to William Kentridge, the function of art is to create spaces of recognition, a common ground for all in which we can encounter and empathise with each other. This is what we should aim for when we talk and write about architecture, for it is important to acknowledge…

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ALISON BROOKS kaf 2021

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EN/ Alison Brooks B.E.S. B.Arch RIBA FRSA RDI  Alison Brooks is one of the UK’s most inventive and internationally acclaimed architects. Born and educated in Canada, she moved to London in 1988. She is the only UK architect to have received all three of the profession’s most prestigious architectural awards: the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize.  Alison Brooks’ architectural approach springs from invested research so that her design solutions emerge as both unique and relevant to the constituencies they serve. This is beautifully exemplified by her recently completed Cohen Quadrangle at Exeter College, Oxford. The…

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SUMAYYA VALLY kaf 2021

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EN/ Sumayya Vally (b. 1990, South Africa) carries obsession for Johannesburg and her work around narrative, identity and memory in the city have admitted her into a host of conceptual and investigatory projects. Sumayya’s design, research and pedagogical practice is committed to finding expression for hybrid identities and territory. Her praxis draws on Johannesburg as grounds for speculative histories, futures, archaeologies, and design languages; with the intent to reveal the invisible. Her work is often forensic, and draws on performance, the supernatural, the wayward and the overlooked as generative places of history and work. Sumayya was recently named to the…

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