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CARLOS LANUZA kaf 2021

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EN/ Carlos Lanuza (Managua, 1985) holds a Ph.D. in Architecture, and two master’s degrees: the first one in Theory and Practice of Architectural Design by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (ETSAB – UPC), and the second one in Interior Design by the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering ELISAVA.  His final Ph.D. dissertation studies a period which covers the last fifteen years of Mies van der Rohe’s both life and career -1954 to 1969-, and the operations that made him capable of responding to different developments and places in an effective way through…

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MATERIA PRIMA kaf 2021

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EN/ Materia Prima is a critical research project conceived by Erika Loana and Gabriela Sisniega, Mexican architects who have worked together since 2011.  Materia Prima started from the relationship between the intensive extraction of subsoil matter and the collateral destruction of the territory resulting in what we call architecture. In other words, we look at the landscape transformations that architecture brings about, or what we call “architecture extractivism”.  By visualizing the impact of the extractive industry, its geographic location, and the radical transformations caused by its gigantic mechanical procedures, it also seeks to understand the impact of architecture on the…

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ALEXANDER AURIS kaf 2021

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EN/ Alex Auris (he/him) is a Peruvian architect and researcher based in Brussels since 2018. In 2015 he received his bachelor’s degree at Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), and he completed his master’s degree in architecture at KU Leuven, Belgium in 2020. His academic background is complemented by practical experiences in Denmark, Japan, and Cambodia. His research objectives have an intersectional approach, while his interests are the relations between social movements, performance, and space. He has developed restoration and museography projects in Lima and he currently works as an independent architect in Brussels. His work deals with the preexistence and…

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS / THIRRJE PËR VULLNETAR kaf 2021

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AL/ Fondacioni Kosovar i Arkitekturës fton studentët dhe gjithë ata të interesuar në arkitekturës nga Kosova dhe jashtë saj për të kontribuar në organizimin e Festivalit të Arkitekturës në Kosovë që këtë vit do mbahet nga 13 Shtatori deri me 03 Tetor 2021. Gjithë të interesuarit duhet dërguar një email të shkurtër me kontaktet e tyre në events.kaf@gmail.com deri me daten 3 Shtator.  EN/  Kosovo Architecture Foundation calls all students and interested in architecture  from Kosovo and beyond to contribute in organizing the Kosovo Architecture Festival, which will be held from the 13th of September till the 3rd of October…

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DIOGO PEREIRA HENRIQUES Lecture at kaf 2021

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EN/ Diogo Pereira Henriques is a Portuguese architect and researcher, living between Europe and Asia, and working on urban futures, international networks and participation. He studied and worked for internationally recognised universities and award-winning practices in the fields of urbanism, architecture, art, design, software, research, and higher education in Europe (Barcelona, Bristol, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Newcastle, and Rome) and Asia (Macau-Hong Kong), through multiple languages (English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese, and Japanese) within international environments and multicultural and diverse teams.  He presented and exhibited his research and practice in Italy, Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium,…

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KAF 2021 STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 13TH 2021

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EN/ Under the theme of “Alter-Nation” the 9th edition of the Kosovo Architecture Festival will start on September the 13th. As in the past editions the biggest event of its kind in the region will present before the local and international audience visionary professionals, up and coming architects, planners, designers, as well as Future Architecture creatives. The list of keynotes and the full program will be announced end of August.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions the event will be partially held online and all on site events will require for the audience members to be vaccinated or offer proof of compliance…

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Manifesta 14 project supported by Creative Europe

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Kosovo Architecture Foundation is pleased to be a partner in the Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Project: Co-Producing Common Space and Shaping Formations of Solidarity in the Western Balkans and Beyond, co-funded by the European Union. The International Foundation Manifesta, the initiator of Europe’s only nomadic cultural biennial and initiator of the Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Project, is collaborating with the City of Prishtina, Kosovo to develop Manifesta 14 Prishtina which will open its doors from the 22nd of July to the 30th of October 2022.  Organised for the occasion of the biennial, the International Foundation Manifesta has set up the Manifesta 14…

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KAF at Biennale Sneak Peek

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The Prishtina Public Archipelago study and installation done by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation & OUD+Architecture was featured at the Biennale Sneak Peek. The short video explains more about the work that is being done for the biennale which this year will open its doors to the general public on the 22nd of May, with vernissage on the 20th & 21st of May 2021. The Prishtina Public Archipelago will be located in Arsenale and is part of the “co-habitats” section of the main exhibition curated by Hashim Sarkis. For more info go to the sneak peek page of the Biennale.

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INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL FESTIVAL – TO SPRING WITH ORIS

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This year’s first Oris architectural Festival – To Spring with Oris – will be held on March 18 and 19, 2021 and will bring together 14 renowned architects and successful business women and 2 moderators.  The online Festival To Spring with Oris is organized as 14 lectures, each 20 minutes long, with live stream from Oris House of Architecture and interaction among speakers, viewers and sponsors on a professional event platform for virtual events.  The lectures will be in English.  The speakers at the To Spring with Oris Festival are:  Grafton Architects – Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, a Dublin-based architectural firm, 2020 laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize;  Anna Heringer – German architect whose…

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DRIVING THE HUMAN: SEVEN PROTOTYPES FOR ECO-SOCIAL RENEWAL

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OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS From February 10 to April 9, 2021, Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives,and agents from any fields of expertise from anywhere in the world, to join us in shaping sustainableand collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Our Open Call invites proposals that critically engage with the present and propose alternatives current developments and disruptions, reflecting on what makes us human, and reexamining our relationship with society, the planet, and life itself. Proposals may connect to larger themes, such as the social impact of climate change, energy cyclesand our current technological…

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