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Robert Potokar

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Robert Potokar was born in 1965, and he graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture in 1990. He leads the architectural office Ravnikar Potokar, which he founded with Vojteh Ravnikar. The two architects collaborated for many years, co-designing major projects and competition entries. More than 40 of their competition entries were awarded prizes, with 12 receiving first prize. Their most prominent joint realised works include: the Mandrač commercial-residential complex in Koper, the France BevkPublic Libraryin Nova Gorica, the Bled Business School, the Brinje Primary School in Grosuplje, the Masarykova F1 and F2 office buildings in Ljubljana, Residential Tower C in…

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Mapping Prishtina’s nightscape – Workshop

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The workshop consists of theoretical and practical knowledge exploring the City of Prishtina (20/80), with a focus on both aesthetic and spatial topics. Each day is divided into two parts: preparing for shooting, with spatial observations, location scouting, shooting tips and photo review. While the second part is the photo shooting itself; which will improve photographic and aesthetic skills, and it will help you formulate an analysis of the built environment. We will explore Prishtina as a playground of viewpoints, taking pictures around artificial lit places. From the center to the overlook site to the City.  We will deal with topics…

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Marcus Fairs – Dezeen

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A furniture design graduate, Marcus began his journalism career writing for publications including Blueprint, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and Conde Nast Traveller. He launched icon, the international architecture and design magazine, in 2003, and edited the publication until November 2006. Under Marcus, the magazine rapidly established itself as one of the world’s most influential and respected design journals, winning a string of awards including Launch of the Year and Designer of the Year in 2003 and Monthly Magazine of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Marcus himself has won numerous awards, including Journalist of the Year (2002) and…

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Reframing the Public Realm: Lessons from NYC – Workshop

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“The public realm encompasses more than the streets and sidewalks of the city. It entails the complete social and public experience of moving through a city, from the inside of a cafe to the pathways of a park or waterfront, and the shifting vantage points that knit streets, sidewalks, shops, facades, and buildings into the whole urban experience.” “From the pedestrian’s perspective, the scale at which we can best judge the success of urban design, fine grained elements of buildings, streets, sidewalks, plantings, seating, lighting and other details help create an intimate human experience and contribute to the character and…

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Jessica Bizzoni

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Born 1990 in Italy, Jessica is an artist fascinated by build environment, technology and the use of space which reflects on contemporary behaviors of everyday life. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven with an environmental art installation and a spatial design research, she hold an MA in Photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Art of Antwerp. Her Multi-disciplinary practice comes from a systematic process of investigation, with a spirit for intuitive experimentation as a means of expression. She has been working in the creative fields for international studios as Studio Zimoun (CH), The Metropolitan Art Centre (UK), at…

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INTERSECTIONAL PUBLIC SPACE – WORKSHOP

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1-5 July 2019 Prishtina offers a wide range of public space: The pedestrian friendly area in the city center bordered with shops and cafés; the neighborhoods of the Yugoslavian era with their landscaped surrounding including sport facilities and playgrounds. However, the newer settlements at the edge of town offer a different image. The open spaces of this  “Parallel City” are often subordinated to motorized traffic, oblivious to site specificities or inhabitants needs and relying on mono-functionality. The build environment defines who we are and we, as architects, carry a responsibility in promoting social equity. We will investigate through an intersectional…

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Dean Lah

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Dean Lah was born in 1971 in Maribor, Slovenia and graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture in 1998. In the same year he cofounded the architectural office Enota where he works as partner architect ever since. For his work in Enota he received many architectural awards, his work has been presented on numerous exhibitions and published in professional and broad interest publications all over the world. Dean lectures at architectural schools, conferences and symposiums in Slovenia and abroad. Since 2016 he is teaching at Architectural Department of University of Maribor. With intention to promote the importance of architectural quality,…

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Jeffrey Shumaker

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Jeffrey Shumaker, AICP, Assoc. AIA, has been working at the intersection of architecture and city planning for more than twenty years, in both the public and private sectors, with a particular focus on the design and programming of the public realm. Most recently Jeffrey served as the Director of Urban Planning and Design for KPF, a global architecture and planning practice based in NYC, working on projects in China, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Before that, Jeffrey served as the Chief Urban Designer for NYC, joining the Department of City Planning (DCP) in 2007 under then Commissioner Amanda Burden and…

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Celine Baumann

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Céline Baumann is a French landscape architect based in Switzerland. She studied at the Akademie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam and the Ecole du Paysage de Versailles, completing a master of landscape architecture cum laude in 2010. She has collaborated with the offices Inside-Outside / Petra Blaisse in Amsterdam, atelier le balto and Topotek 1 in Berlin before to start her own studio in Basel. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of contexts, reflecting her personal interest in international exchange and cross-cultural environments. She aims through an intersectional lens to create dynamic open spaces, informed by the interactive…

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KAF 2019 call for volunteers

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  Kosovo Architecture Foundation calls all students and enthusiasts of architecture from Kosovo and beyond to contribute in organizing the Kosovo Architecture Festival, which will be held from the 1st of July till the 30th of September 2019. The potential candidate should be available for at least 7 days from the 29th of June till the 9th of July. All interested should send a short CV together with their contacts till 12th of June to events.kaf@gmail.com

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