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Documenting Modern Kosovo Prishtina Workshop

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Docomomo_Kosovo national working party will be organizing a documentation workshop in major Kosovo cities during the months of August, September and October 2017. The “Documenting Modern Kosovo” workshop, which will be organized in the cities of Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja, Mitrovica, Ferizaj and Prizren, aims to document a set of buildings belonging to the Modern Movement in Kosovo. The documentation workshop, which will use the Docomomo documentation fiche’s will serve as a base for the inventory of Modernism in Kosovo as well for the Docomomo “MoMove” Virtual Exhibition. Docomomo is the international working party for the Documentation of buildings, sites and…

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Documenting Modern Kosovo

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Docomomo_Kosovo national working party will be organizing a documentation workshop in major Kosovo cities during the months of August, September and October 2017. The “Documenting Modern Kosovo” workshop, which will be organized in the cities of Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja, Mitrovica, Ferizaj and Prizren, aims to document a set of buildings belonging to the Modern Movement in Kosovo. The documentation workshop, which will use the Docomomo documentation fiche’s will serve as a base for the inventory of Modernism in Kosovo as well for the Docomomo “MoMove” Virtual Exhibition. Docomomo is the international working party for the Documentation of buildings, sites and…

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Recording Small Worlds: Gjakova

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During 24 hours in Gjakova, (10am to 10am) we will discuss, create, and present films about places in the city which allow one to withdraw from the public gaze—however momentarily, and be alone. Not metaphorically, but actual places, outside of the home, that provide cover. These places change from day to night. Participants must explore the city by time of day. Participants will fan out across the town and make short films using their phone cameras and device-based editing tools. We will screen the results for an audience on Sunday. Interview and the presentation of facts is encouraged but not…

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Back up Gjakova

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Digital media give new ways for architects to engage with environments, allowing us to shape our expectations of the real world. Contemporary videogames contain spaces that challenge our conceptions of cities, and twist them towards new realities. Although this compares to prior media like text or film to describe cities, virtual spaces offer the ability to act within a space under a set of established rules. Whereas architects once imagined new societies and civilisations through the drawing, perhaps they can now test these as occupiable virtual cultures. What would we choose to include in the digital realm and what would…

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Reimagining the Kosovo National Museum

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Taking exhibition and event design as a starting point, the aim of this workshop is to develop concepts and functional prototypes for the re- opening of the galleries of the Kosovo National Museum in February 2018. Working with a team of in-house staff and external experts, students will re-imagine the collection and propose exhibition strategies with a chance of contributing to the project until completion. The first day of the workshop will circle the question of the object in the age of digital reproduction. Each group will select a collection of artifacts from the Kosovo National Museum and find ways…

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Retrofit for Purpose

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Activate Modern Ruins! – Boro and Ramiz Leaders: Dimitris Groz and Fani Kostourou Dates: July 08 – July 09 2017 According to David Kincaid, the most sustainable built forms are those well-designed buildings which have such an aesthetic quality that people prefer to adapt their activities to fit them rather than change them either slightly or extensively. Stewart Brand calls these buildings ‘high-road’, referring to buildings of permanence, high intent and aesthetic value as well as long-lasting sustained purpose. He argues that high-road buildings are always being noticed, looked after and preserved in successive refinements. The only actual threat of…

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Techno Rebel Bodies

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New aesthetics, new identities, new futures for Kosovo Architecture Directed by Arquitectura Subalterna Tutors: Víctor Cano Ciborro,  José Javier Cullen, José de Andrés, Ana Sabugo The Prishtina most emblematic building is probably the ‘Rilindja Tower’. It was constructed in 1979 by the Macedonian brutalist architect Georgi Konstantinovski –disciple of Paul Rudolph-. This building has a very interesting rooftop. If you look at this, maybe you can see how the Ville Saboye is there. Ville Saboye was built by Le Corbusier in 1929. Gaze at it. Look at the horizontal windows!!! Did you get it? There, in the top, the International…

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