Daniel Cosentino (b.1974 – NJ, USA) is a multimedia artist and faculty at the RIT/A.U.K (American University in Kosovo) via the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Programs. Cosentino draws upon his interest in Philosophy in making artworks that incorporate performance, sculpture, video, design and imaging. Cosentino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Rutgers University and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography/Imaging Arts from RIT. In recent years Cosentino has worked with collaborators in Kosovo, Serbia, Italy, Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Egypt and the United States to produce several exhibitions and symposiums.
Community Design Prishtina (CDP) at RIT/A.U.K is a symposium, an exhibition and a charrette exercise in the Dodona Neighborhood, exploring the “Community Design” model and Prishtina’s built environment, 6 – 9 May 2015 with major funding by the American Embassy in Kosovo. The CDP at RIT/A.U.K serves as a catalyst for a citizen-engaged model of development for the built environment of Prishtina, in Kosovo and its municipalities. The CDP at RIT/A.U.K aims to develop a “Community Design Center” in Prishtina dedicated to the provision of planning, design and development services by working directly with citizen and neighborhood groups and organizations for the betterment of Prishtina’s built environment.