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Mapping Prishtina’s nightscape – Workshop

By June 21, 2019 No Comments

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 related to spatial observation and to visual perception such as composition and color. But also with time, weather and location tools.  Analyzing the many aspects that determine the choice of pictures.

Each participant is free to focus on a specific subject of interests. Eg. interaction between people-spaces-objects, sociological use of space, places/non-places, objects/buildings… Our background will be the lighting sources of Prishtina, such as infrastructure, domestic lightings, skyglow, advertising light boards. On the last day of the workshop, we will select and edit the best pictures, for a small presentation.

The aim of the workshop is to understand the dynamics of night photography in the urban landscape.  The four days of exercises are meant for passionate of photography, spatial studies graduates and students, and from social science disciplines. Basic knowledge of photography not required, but familiarity with your own camera is much appreciated.  We would like everyone to come with clear interests before the workshop starts. What do you want to map/ research/or photograph in the night of Prishtina?

Bring a digital camera (must have), also preferred are a notebook, tripod, a light torch, shutter release (or self-timer in camera), GPS/ paper maps/compass.

All interested must send a short cv (2 pages max in pdf) by the 29’th of June 2019 to workshops@kosovoarchitecture.com and/or workshops.kaf@gmail.com with the subject being “Mapping Prishtina’s Nightscape”