In the “CAMPing + INCLUSIVity” workshop during the PAW – Prishtina Architecture Week, we will work in two defined districts in Prishtina (Fushe Kosova). We will combine two strategies to study the situation and to define potential future developments. The first strategy is based on the findings of the Architecture for Refugees about the basic “architectural and urban design” elements in INFORMAL – refugee – SETTLEMENTS. The second is the German Pavilion’s “Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country” strategy which defines eight theses as basic needs for INTEGRATION in urban areas. We will work TOGETHER with the local community from the very first step. We will organise discussions, collaborative brainstormings, … to find the problematic elements in the city and to present potential solutions. COLLABORATION will play a key role during the whole WORKSHOP. We have to find the common language with the local community and we have to specify the strategies TOGETHER. Without successful collaboration there is no sustainable future! 

“Living with people who different – racially, ethnically, religiously or economically – is one of the most urgent challenges facing civil society today. Together argues that cooperation needs more than good will: it is a craft that requires skill. In modern society traditional bonds are waning, and we must develop new forms of secular, civic ritual that make us more skilful in living with others.” Richard Sennett – Together – book’s back cover

Workshop steps

  1. Co-analysis – the community of the workshop will visit two neighbourhoods in Prishtina to meet with the local community and to co-analyse the existing situation.
  2. Co-brainstorming – together with the local community we will bring up new, innovative ideas which can help to develop the existing situation. 
  3. Co-design – strategic planning – we will define milestones and to dos
  4. Co-realisation – small interventions – we will start the “building” process. We will do small interventions to increase the quality of life and equality in the neighbourhoods. 


The four steps play equal importance in the process. Without good questions with can’t give good answers and without building, our ideas stay only ideas. 

AfR theses

  1. Private shelter – HOME 
  2. Public infrastructure
  3. Organisation, information – HQ

Making Heimat – German Pavilion – BOOK + 8 theses

The Arrival City is: 

  1. a city within a city
  2. affordable
  3. close to business
  4. informal
  5. self-built
  6. on the ground floor
  7. a network of immigrants
  8. needs the best schools

This workshop is led by Bence Komlosi & Architecture for Refugees. All interested please send us us a short cv to info@prishtinarchitectureweek by 29th of June 2016 & stating “workshop 28-29” in the email subject.

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14 Mar 2016

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