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Meet the Lecturers – HERITAGE LAB 2019 “ART-LED REGENERATION OF THE TABAK BRIDGE IN GJAKOVA”

In this edition of Heritage Lab, for 12 days, students will be able to build their knowledge in cultural heritage field as well as mural art by being part of an Art- Led regeneration project of a renowned monument, the Bridge of Tabake in Gjakova, throughout lectures, research and practical work led by various experts.

MEET THE LECTURERS OF THE WORKSHOP

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TAULANT QERKINI

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Taulant Qerkini is known by his artist name “TAK”. Born in 1990 and raised in urban Prishtina in a post war setting, he has become a synonym for Graffiti and Mural artwork in Kosovo. TAK was influenced and discovered his passion for art as a means of disrupting the black and white post-socialism reality with artworks in public spaces full of life and colors. By combining his talent with an appetite for interdisciplinary (art and design) TAK brings about a unique and exquisite take on design, over time his work has excelled with unique projects in Graphic Design, specifically in developing Brand Identity.  His creativity inspired numerous collaborations with widely known brands, architects, and creators across Prishtina, Tirana, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. For more than 15 years TAK has been executing unique works of art for which now his style and reputation precedes his name. Beyond his traditional specialities, TAK’s interests are in product design / craftsmanship, various printing techniques, calligraphy and self-made lettering.

Apart from his craft, TAK is also an Assistant-Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Prishtina where is teaching Calligraphy and Typography. TAK is an optimist, nature lover, pen and paper believer, and adrenaline sports fanatic.

ERËMIRË KRASNIQI

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Erëmirë Krasniqi (1985) graduated from Bard College Berlin in Aesthetics, Philosophy and Literature and earned a Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, she worked as Teaching Assistant for several courses and Research Assistant for The Media Ecology Project, a digital resource which engaged new forms of scholarly production, supporting and advocating the essential work of media archives. In 2017, she completed Exhibiting Contemporary History – Representing 20th Century program, a year long study in museology and curatorial practices at the Friedrich Schiller University. Krasniqi is the Executive Director of the Oral History Initiative, a non-governmental organization engaged in the production of a multilingual online digital archive.

SALI SHOSHI 

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Sali Shoshi is an architect and environmentalist from Kosovo. He has been involved in the conservation of cultural heritage of Kosovo for 17 years as a member of the Kosovan Foundation “Cultural Heritage without Borders” – CHwB Kosova. Shoshi is involved in many initiatives and projects for the protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage in post-conflict and transition contexts.

This workshop is part of the project “Inter-community Dialogue through Inclusive Cultural Heritage Preservation” implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kosovo and financed by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

 

CALL FOR APPLICATION: HERITAGE LAB 2019 – ART LED REGENERATION OF THE TABAK BRIDGE IN GJAKOVA

We invite all interested students of the field of art, architecture and graphic design and other related fields to apply for the “Heritage Lab” Workshop

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HERITAGE LAB is an educational project organized by CHwB Kosovo aiming to create new opportunities for students of different fields to learn about methods of documentation, preservation, revival and interpretation of cultural heritage through “hands on” practical work and complementary lectures. HERITAGE LAB is an activity developed “in situ”, so that the problems of a heritage site are surveyed directly and the solutions for its treatment, interpretation and management are given at the same time.

In this edition of Heritage Lab, for 12 days, students will be able to build their knowledge in cultural heritage field as well as mural art by being part of an Art- Led regeneration project of a renowned monument, the Bridge of Tabake in Gjakova, throughout lectures, research and practical work led by various experts.

“Heritage Lab” will be held from 29th of September – 10th of October 2019 in Gjakova.

 This is the last, in a series of five, workshop that is part of the project “Inter-community Dialogue through Inclusive Cultural Heritage Preservation” implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kosovo and financed by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE

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The Tabak Bridge is located over the Erenik River in the south of Gjakova. It was built in the 17th century by wealthy guild families. The Tabak Bridge, 127 meters long and 4.03 meters wide, ranks among 10 largest bridges of medieval times in the territories inhabited by Albanians. The bridge was built on 7 arch barrels and semicircular arches 14-16 meters wide. After the conservation project was implemented, the bridge was used by pedestrians only. It was built by ashlar stones and decorated with carved ornaments. It had been transformed during the wars, however at a later phase, conservation work were carried out and the bridge was restored to its original condition.

Volunteers needed

 Are you a former participant? You can still attend other Heritage Lab Workshops

Considering the variety of themes that we are offering, we would like to give former participants the chance to attend a workshop with a new theme. (For example, if you attended the conservation workshop, you can submit your application for the interpretation of heritage sites workshop.)

A note for past Workshop Participants: How would you like to experience the Workshops again from the perspective of an organizer?

What are the duties of a Workshop Volunteer?

Volunteers will receive instructions related to their responsibilities during the workshop. They may be asked to assist with the following areas:

  • Organizational tasks (responsibility over the registration, lecture room, tools)
  • Responsibility over the working sites (assisting the craftsmen, documenting the site activities, implementing safety measures, making sure everyone is working towards the final result)
  • Communication (being the bridge between organizers and participants, translations, facilitating discussions, communicating with local community and media)

How to apply?

If you are a first time participant download this APPLICATION FORM.

If you are applying as a volunteer download the form above and state that you are applying as a volunteer in your subject.

Applicants are required to have good communication skills in English, since this will be the official language of the workshop.

Please complete this form and submit it no later than September 22, 2019, via email: gro.b1580234037whc@o1580234037vosok1580234037 When submitting the application via email, please write in the subject line “Application for Heritage Lab 2019 ART-LED REGENERATION OF THE TABAK BRIDGE IN GJAKOVA” (Name Surname)”.

For any additional information needed regarding the workshop, please contact us at Phone, +383 49 54 54 55, +381 (0)38 754 866, email: gro.b1580234037whc@o1580234037vosok1580234037

Expenses

 CHwB Kosovo will cover all in-country costs for participants and volunteers, including accommodation, meal allowances, excursions, workshop materials and travel within the country.

 

 

Meet the Lecturers – HERITAGE LAB 2019 “ADAPTIVE REUSE AND CONTENT DIGITALIZATION JUSUF GËRVALA CINEMA, PEJA”

For 12 days, students will be able to build their knowledge in cultural heritage field by drafting the adaptive reuse plan of the cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” in Pejë/Peć as well as practicing their “hands on” experience by executing a part of the plan in situ. Moreover, they will digitalize and interpret the archival content of the cinema.

 

Meet the lecturers of the workshop. 

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STINE DALAGER NEILSEN

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“Stine Dalager Nielsen, Architect MA, MSc, RIBA is a Danish architect and Ph.D. Fellow with the Aarhus School of Architecture. She has practiced internationally in London, England, Copenhagen, Denmark and Tranquebar, India with practices such as Avanti Architects, Feilden & Mawson and Bertelsen & Scheving Arkitekter. Projects include high profile conservation projects in Whitehall and The Natural History Museum in London as well as transformation- and design schemes for the Jewish Museum, the Roskilde Cathedral School and parts of the royal estates in Denmark.

Stine is an external critic and examiner at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and Aarhus School of Architecture.”

TEA ÇUNI

 

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Tea Çuni is specialized in cultural communication. She graduated in Language and Culture Communication at the University of Turin, Italy. From 2014 to 2016, she was director of the “Site of Witness and Memory”, a memorial dedicated to the victims of communism in Shkodër. Since 2015, she is a collaborator at Art House, a space for contemporary art initiated by artist Adrian Paci. Participant in the Salzburg Global Seminar for Young Cultural Innovators in 2018. From 2016, she is the head of the communication and promotion sector for the Marubi National Museum of Photography. Passionate about the field of cultural heritage,she strongly believes in heritage interpretation and education through arts as a tool of preserving and sharing culture, able to build networks from which a community can benefit. She lives and works in Shkodër, Albania.

 

ARES SHPORTA

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Ares Shporta is the director of Lumbardhi Foundation. He has done his graduate studies on cultural policy and cultural management, with a focus on participatory models of local governance of culture. His work for the revival of Lumbardhi Cinema includes leading the institutional development, including oversight of programming, infrastructure and building organisational sustainability. Apart from his role at Lumbardhi, Shporta is the Chairman of Network of Cultural Organisations in Prizren and President of Kooperativa – a regional platform for culture. His engagement in the platforms is primarily focused on processes of creating new frameworks of support for independent institutions and participatory forms of local governance of culture.

NORA ARAPI KRASNIQI

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Nora Arapi is an architect specialized in the field of conservation of monuments and sites. During her career she was engaged in several integrated conservation, design of conservation and management of conservation projects, as well as management plans for heritage sites. She has been working in cultural heritage field since 2009, where she started her career at the Swedish foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB), later to continue at the Ministry of Culture of Kosovo, respectively Regional Centre for Cultural Heritage in Prizren. The passion for preservation of built heritage and the ambition to use this heritage as potential for sustainable urban development are two main components that motivate her work.

This is a fourth, in a series of five, workshop that is part of the project “Dialogue between communities through the comprehensive preservation of cultural heritage” implemented by UNDP and funded by the European Union Instrument for Stability and Peace (IcSP)

MEET THE BENEFICIARIES OF HERITAGE SPACE IV

Heritage Space offers space for creative people to use cultural heritage as a source of inspiration to develop new products using various cultural mediums and disciplines.
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This year’s edition will showcase projects which intertwine cultural heritage with:
  • Storytelling & Interpretation
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Digital Heritage

The project is implemented by CHwB Kosovo. The project activity is jointly funded by the UNDP-implemented, European Union-financed “Inter-Community Dialogue through inclusive Cultural Heritage Preservation” project and the Swedish Government.

Find the full list of beneficiaries here:

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Beneficiary: Nëntore Rexhepi & Fitore Rexhepi
Profession: Architect                  Economist
Creative field: Arts & crafts 
Project title: City in miniature

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Beneficiary: Ervina Halili
Profession: Writer and Researcher
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation / Digital heritage
Project title: Virtual archive and Museum of Kosovo Writers  

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Beneficiary: Levent Bütüçi
Profession: Artist
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation / Digital Heritage
Project title: QR Codes of Heritage

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Beneficiary: Arbërore Sylaj
Profession: Artist
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation
Project title: Albanian Demonology 

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Beneficiary: Sezgin Boynik
Profession: Researcher / Editor
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation
Project title: Translation and actualization of Ianko Krul’ Albanskai

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Beneficiary: Elmedina Shkurti
Profession: Architect
Creative field: Arts & Crafts
Project title: Embroidered history

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Beneficiary: Granita Grezda Lila
Profession: Artist
Creative field: Arts & Crafts
Project title: Arts and Crafts Workshop

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Beneficiary: Urtina Hoxha
Profession: Graphic designer / Illustrator
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation 
Project title: Kosovar women during the bombing in Prishtina

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Beneficiary: Ariana Çaka
Profession: English teacher
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation / Digital heritage
Project title: Where the past meets the future

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Beneficiary: Rina Geci
Profession: Ethnologist / Museologist
Creative field: Storytelling & Interpretation  
Project title: Short films about filigree in Prizren  

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Beneficiary: Fitore Berisha
Profession: Artist
Creative field: Arts & Crafts
Project title: (COHË)

CALL FOR APPLICATION: ADAPTIVE REUSE AND CONTENT DIGITALIZATION JUSUF GËRVALA CINEMA, PEJA

We invite all interested students of the field of architecture, graphic design cultural heritage, sociology, archival studies and other related fields to apply for the “Heritage Lab” Workshop

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HERITAGE LAB is an educational project organized by CHwB Kosovo aiming to create new opportunities for students of different fields to learn about methods of documentation, preservation, revival and interpretation of cultural heritage through “hands on” practical work and complementary lectures. HERITAGE LAB is an activity developed “in situ”, so that the problems of a heritage site are surveyed directly and the solutions for its treatment, interpretation and management are given at the same time.

For 12 days, students will be able to build their knowledge in cultural heritage field by drafting the adaptive reuse plan of the cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” in Pejë/Peć as well as practicing their “hands on” experience by executing a part of the plan in situ. Moreover, they will digitalize and interpret the archival content of the cinema.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the revival of cultural heritage sites as well as interpretation for the wider audience throughout lectures conducted by international and national renowned professors and experts as well as practical work coordinated by experienced craftsmen.

“Heritage Lab” will be held from 15- 26 September 2019 in Pejë/Peć.

 This is a fourth, in a series of five, workshop that is part of the project “Inter-community Dialogue through Inclusive Cultural Heritage Preservation” project implemented by UNDP Kosovo and financed by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE

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Founded in 1955 and still functioning today, Jusuf Gërvalla is the only cinema in the city of Pejë/Peć. Named after Jusuf Gërvalla, a famous Albanian patriot and artist, it was founded by the union council of the district of Pejë/Peć and was built voluntarily by its workers. Located about 400 m from the main square, the building has a significant historic importance for the city. This cinema was the first one to put in use the 35 mm film projection technology and to this day the original projection machine is preserved together with the accompanying documentation archive. As a space, the cinema is still a referent point on the cultural scene. Jusuf Gërvalla cinema is an example of artistic, cinematographic and theatrical heritage of the city, which has had a significant impact on shaping community’s cultural identity.

Volunteers needed

 Are you a former participant? You can still attend other Heritage Lab Workshops

Considering the variety of themes that we are offering, we would like to give former participants the chance to attend a workshop with a new theme. (For example, if you attended the conservation workshop, you can submit your application for the interpretation of heritage sites workshop.)

A note for past Workshop Participants: How would you like to experience the Workshops again from the perspective of an organizer?

What are the duties of a Workshop Volunteer?

Volunteers will receive instructions related to their responsibilities during the workshop. They may be asked to assist with the following areas:

  • Organizational tasks (responsibility over the registration, lecture room, tools)
  • Responsibility over the working sites (assisting the craftsmen, documenting the site activities, implementing safety measures, making sure everyone is working towards the final result)
  • Communication (being the bridge between organizers and participants, translations, facilitating discussions, communicating with local community and media)

How to apply?

If you are a first time participant download this APPLICATION FORM.

If you are applying as a volunteer download the form above and state that you are applying as a volunteer in your subject.

Applicants are required to have good communication skills in English, since this will be the official language of the workshop.

Please complete this form and submit it no later than September 7, 2019, via email: gro.bwhc@ovosok When submitting the application via email, please write in the subject line “Application for Heritage Lab 2019 ADAPTIVE REUSE AND CONTENT DIGITALIZATION JUSUF GËRVALA CINEMA” (Name Surname)”.

For any additional information needed regarding the workshop, please contact us at Phone, +383 49 54 54 55, +381 (0)38 754 866, email: gro.bwhc@ovosok

Expenses

 CHwB Kosovo will cover all in-country costs for participants and volunteers, including accommodation, meal allowances, excursions, workshop materials and travel within the country.

Meet the Lecturers – HERITAGE LAB 2019 “REFINDING THE HERITAGE OF LETNICA”

“Heritage Lab” will offer young students a space for education as a result of a program that combines theory and practice.

For 12 days, students will be able to build their knowledge in cultural heritage field by drafting the conservation and development study of Letnicë/Letnica village as well as restoring the Mill of Frok Dokic. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage integrated conservation and preservation throughout lectures conducted by international and national renowned professors and experts as well as practical work coordinated by experienced craftsmen.

Meet the Lecturers of the Workshop

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RAND EPPICH – CONSERVATION ARCHITECT        

Rand believes that the protection of our natural and built historic environment is essential because it has a profound impact on the quality of our lives and shapes our identities. He has spent the last 30 years working toward its protection in more than 20 countries on projects ranging from conservation and the creation of architectural drawings and specifications to management in rural and economic development. His latest assignments have been in Georgia with Blue Shield on the Getty Foundation´s Keeping it Modern initiative, in Suriname for management planning, and in Cyprus for the UNDP as Team Leader on the conservation of Famagusta´s fortifications: For Tecnalia Foundation he directed the EU HISTCAPE project for identifying good practice for rural landscape conservation and development. He holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture (focus on historic preservation), a Master´s in Architecture + Urban Design from the University of California Los Angeles, a MBA from UCLA, and is currently completing his PhD on social economic development utilizing cultural heritage. Rand spent 13 years at the Getty Conservation Institute as Senior Project Manager and has lectured at the British Museum, KU Leuven, Penn, UCLA, METU and most recently at the University of Navarra. He is an executive board member of CIPA ICOMOS and Europa Nostra.

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FLORINA JERLIU – PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY “HASAN PRISHTINA”

Florina Jerliu is a professor in the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”. She teaches Art and Architectural history, theory and built heritage in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Aesthetics and Public art in the Faculty of Fine Arts. She isthe co-founder and chair of the foundation for architecture and urbanism Archis Interventions Prishtina (part of the Archis Network together with Archis Interventions Amsterdam and Archis Interventions Berlin).
Jerliu is the author of the text of the National Strategy for Cultural Heritage of Kosovo 2017-2027; author/designer of the first national archaeological park in Kosovo: Archaeological Park Ulpiana; author of books: Preservation of Built Heritage (2016) and Cultural Heritage of Kosovo: Concepts and Contexts of Protection(2017); and of a number of scientific papers. She is also a laureate for the Annual Prize for Scientific Contribution in the field of Cultural Heritage “Zef Mirdita” (2018) awarded by MYSC.

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SALI SHOSHI – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT CULTURAL HERITAGE WITHOUT BORDERS (CHwB Kosovo)

Sali Shoshi is an architect and environmentalist from Kosovo. He has been involved in the conservation of cultural heritage of Kosovo for 17 years as a member of the Kosovan Foundation “Cultural Heritage without Borders” – CHwB Kosova. Shoshi is involved in many initiatives and projects for the protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage in post-conflict and transition contexts.

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NORA ARAPI – ARCHITECT 

Nora Arapi is an architect specialized in the field of conservation of monuments and sites. During her career she was engaged in several integrated conservation, design of conservation and management of conservation projects, as well as management plans for heritage sites. She has been working in cultural heritage field since 2009, where she started her career at the Swedish foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB), later to continue at the Ministry of Culture of Kosovo, respectively Regional Centre for Cultural Heritage in Prizren. The passion for preservation of built heritage and the ambition to use this heritage as potential for sustainable urban development are two main components that motivate her work.

CALL FOR APPLICATION – HERITAGE LAB 2019 “REFINDING THE HERITAGE OF LETNICA”

We invite all interested students of the field of architecture, urban planning, cultural heritage and other related fields to apply for the “Heritage Lab” Workshop

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HERITAGE LAB is an educational project organized by CHwB Kosovo aiming to create new opportunities for students of different fields to learn about methods of documentation, preservation, revival and interpretation of cultural heritage through “hands on” practical work and complementary lectures. HERITAGE LAB is an activity developed “in situ”, so that the problems of a heritage site are surveyed directly and the solutions for its treatment, interpretation and management are given at the same time.

For 12 days, students will be able to build their knowledge in cultural heritage field by drafting the conservation and development study of Letnicë/Letnica village as well as restoring the Mill of Frok Dokic. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage integrated conservation and preservation throughout lectures conducted by international and national renowned professors and experts as well as practical work coordinated by experienced craftsmen.

During the workshop, 10 students will be selected to complete their three-month internship at the Ministry of Culture or its subordinate institutions.

“Heritage Lab” will be held from 24 June – 5 July in Letnicë/Letnica, Viti.

 This workshop is financed by OSCE and implemented by CHwB Kosovo.

 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE

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Letnica is a unique village with a 700-year history of existence. It was once inhabited by a majority of Croatian families. Together with the villages of Vernakolla and Shashare, until 1999 counted up to 880 Croatian houses.

During the rule of former Yugoslavian system, the village of Letnica was dominant in terms of tourism and one of the most frequented places for merchandisers of that time in the municipality of Viti. Letnica is especially famous for the Church “The Blessed Lady” which dates back to 1866. This church along with the village, holds a story of its own regarding Mother Teresa, who is said to have found her calling to serve God when she was 17 years old and visited there with her family in 1928.

Since then, every year on the 14th and 15 of August, the village hosts many Christian Catholics from all over the world and pilgrims set their tents near the church under lit candles across the village. Along with the church, Letnica is also known for its beautiful landscapes and other heritage sites and buildings such as Kulla of Ivan, Kulla of Josip, the house of Nikolle Mita and the Mill of Frok Dokiq.

Volunteers needed  

Are you a former participant? You can still attend other Heritage Lab Workshops

Considering the variety of themes that we are offering, we would like to give former participants the chance to attend a workshop with a new theme. (For example, if you attended the conservation workshop, you can submit your application for the interpretation of heritage sites workshop.)

A note for past Workshop Participants: How would you like to experience the Workshops again from the perspective of an organizer?

What are the duties of a Workshop Volunteer?

Volunteers will receive instructions related to their responsibilities during the workshop. They may be asked to assist with the following areas:

  • Organizational tasks (responsibility over the registration, lecture room, tools)
  • Responsibility over the working sites (assisting the craftsmen, documenting the site activities, implementing safety measures, making sure everyone is working towards the final result)
  • Communication (being the bridge between organizers and participants, translations, facilitating discussions, communicating with local community and media)

How to apply?

If you are a first time participant download this APPLICATION FORM

If you are applying as a volunteer download the following  APPLICATION FORM

 

Applicants are required to have good communication skills in English, since this will be the official language of the workshop.

Please complete this form and submit it no later than June 17th, 2019, via email: gro.b1580234037whc@o1580234037vosok1580234037. When submitting the application via email, please write in the subject line “Application for Heritage Lab 2019 Refinding the heritage of Letnicë/Letnica” (Name Surname)”.

For any additional information needed regarding the workshop, please contact us at Phone, +383 49 54 54 55, +381 (0)38 754 866, email: gro.b1580234037whc@o1580234037vosok1580234037

Expenses

CHwB Kosovo will cover all in-country costs for participants and volunteers, including accommodation, meal allowances, excursions, workshop materials and travel within the country.

 

Meet the Lecturers – HERITAGE LAB 2019 “DISCOVERING AND PRESENTING THE ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOR, PRIZREN”

For 12 days, throughout lectures conducted by international and national renowned professors and experts as well as practical work coordinated by experienced craftsmen, students will be part of the preservation of cultural heritage by implementing the methods and techniques learned throughout the workshop.

Meet the Lecturers of the Workshop

Valya Stergioti

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Valya Stergioti was born in Athens, in 1972. After completing her studies in the Economic University of Athens (BA in Economics), she worked for 3 years for WWF Greece, at the Dadia National Park project. She completed her MSc in Environmental Decision Making at the Open University, focusing on heritage interpretation.

She has been working on non-formal education for kids for more than 20 years and has organized and implemented educational projects on a wide variety of subjects, for different institutions. Furthermore, she has published a book for children and has written several articles for teachers and for kids about education and the environment.

On December 2013 she got certified as Interpretive Planner by the National Association for Interpretation, whilst on October 2017 she became a Certified Interpretive Writer by Interpret Europe. She evaluated the efficiency of the Visitors Centres in two different National Parks, in Greece (2004) and made another research to evaluate and propose ways to improve the visitors’ experience in Evros Delta National Park, for WWF Greece (2008).

She has expanded upon this occupation since 1999 to include adult training in heritage interpretation, with long-term collaborations (Interpret Europe – the European Association for Heritage Interpretation, the Heritage Management Organisation, the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos – MedINA, the Mayopolski Instytut Kultury, the Mediterranean Centre for the Environment, Alexandroupolis Secondary School for Adults, the Greek Guide Association,) workshops, and active participation at conferences in Greece and abroad.

In the last 5 years, as Certified Interpretive Trainer of Interpret Europe, she focused on heritage interpretive training in Greece and other countries in Europe (Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Albania, Croatia). Participants of these trainings are professionals dealing with interpreting natural and cultural heritage through formal or non-formal education. Furthermore, as Training Coordinator of that same organisation, she is responsible for a team of 22 certified trainers from all over Europe, aiming to develop, organise and promote IE’s interpretive training programme throughout our continent. This programme consists of courses on Interpretive Planning, Writing, Guiding, Hosting, Training and Live Interpretation.

In 2012 she founded Alli Meria (meaning Other Side), a team of Greek professionals aiming in promoting heritage interpretation in Greece and the Balkans.

Maja Grgurić 

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Maja Grgurić finished her studies in archaeology at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. During her studies she was especially interested in zooarchaeology so she took a course in Domestic animals anthropology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb. She did her further specialization at the Institute for Quaternary paleontology and geology of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb. Also, during her studies, she worked on numerous archaeological excavation sites, in Croatia and abroad. International excavation projects include archaeological research in Caune de l’ Arago site in France (Centre Europeen de Recherches Prehistoriques, Tautavel) and archaeological field and lab work on the site Cueva del Miron in Spain (Universidad de Cantabria and University of New Mexico, Ramales de la Victoria). She worked as a freelance archaeologist until 2012. when she started working in Vektra d.o.o., a private company specialized in geodesy, geoinformatics and spatial data management. There she specialized in various surveying techniques, such as 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry, used in recording cultural heritage buildings, monuments and sites, as well as data processing methods. From 2015. she worked again as a freelance archaeologist specialized in documenting archaeological sites, until 2016. when she got a position at the Depatment of archaeology, University of Zadar as an archaeological documentarist, where she is employed today. In 2017. she participated in CIPA Heritage Summer School in Phafos, Cyprus where she got a photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning and data management certificate. The next year she helped to organize and coordinate the same summer school in Zadar, Croatia. Today she spends almost 6 months a year on various archaeological excavations projects working on data acquisition and data processing.

Ante Uglešić

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ANTE UGLEŠIĆ, is a Professor, Dr. h.c., and he teaches several courses on mediaeval archaeology at the University of Zadar. He studied Archaeology and History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar and he completed postgraduate studies “Cultural history of the Eastern Adriatic Coast” with the Zagreb’s Interuniversity Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, where he obtained his Master’s degree. During 1995 he attended a study period at the Rome Department of German Archaeological Institute. In 1997, he defended PhD dissertation entitled “The Presence of Eastern Goths in South-eastern Europe in the Context of Archaeological and Historical Sources”.

Since 2002 he has also taught at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Mostar. Within the CEEPUS programme, he acted as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana and was also engaged at the doctoral study of the Faculty of Humanities of the Univesity of Primorska. He is a visiting professor at the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University’s Faculty of Medicine in Osijek, as well as at the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Croatian Culture at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. As a mentor, he participates in the work of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Archaeology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb. He also taught at the Higher School of Theology in Zadar. He is engaged on the university study of forensics on University Department for Forensic Sciences of the University of Split. He is one of the founders of the DAAAM International Doctoral School.

He was a Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar in three mandates.  He actively participated in the re-founding of the University of Zadar, and from February 2003 to September 2007 he acted as Vice Rector of the University. From October 2007 to September 2015 he has acted as Rector of the University of Zadar. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Archaeology of the University of Zadar. Also, he is the Head of the Department of Archaeology of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Mostar (BiH).

In 2017, he has been elected as Executive Vice President of DAAAM International Vienna.

He was awarded with several international and Croatian awards, the most important of which is Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria (Great Gold Medal). He is also awarded with Charter and medal for the growth and development of the University of Mostar, Annual award of County of Zadar for scientific work, „Stjepan Bulić“ Charter for scientific work about establishing historical facts in the field of olive cultivation, etc.

Zana Rama

 

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Zana Rama is an archeologist at the Archeological Institute of Kosovo. She graduated from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, major in Archaeology and History of Art. After obtaining a master degree in Archaeology in 2013 from the National University of Galway in Ireland, she served as an Officer for Integrated Management of Cultural Heritage in the Ministry of Culture in Kosovo for 3 years. Currently, she is the head archeologist at the archeological site of Marec. For more than 10 years she has been a key contributor in advancement of cultural heritage. She also served as a consultant for cultural heritage for local and international organizations.

Meet the Mentors of the fourth edition of Heritage Space

Four mentors will offer mentoring, consultation and their expertise during the implementation of projects in the fourth edition of Heritage Space.

Storytelling & Interpretation

Veton Nurkollari – DOKUFEST Artistic Director

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Erëmirë Krasniqi – Executive Director at Oral History Kosovo

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Arts & Crafts

Sali Shohi – Executive Director at CHwB Kosovo

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Digital Heritage

Leart Zogiani – Founder of Skins Agency

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Find out more about the creative fields that each of them will cover: HERITAGE SPACE IV CREATIVE FIELDS 

CALL FOR APPLICATION- HERITAGE LAB 2019 “DISCOVERING AND PRESENTING THE ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOR, PRIZREN”

We invite all the interested students of the field of archeology, architecture, cultural heritage, history, anthropology and other relevant fields to apply for the “Heritage Lab” Workshop

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HERITAGE LAB is an educational project organized by CHwB Kosovo aiming to create new opportunities for students of different fields to learn about methods of documentation, preservation, revival and interpretation of cultural heritage through “hands on” practical work and complementary lectures. HERITAGE LAB is an activity developed “in situ”, so that the problems of a heritage site are surveyed directly and the solutions for its treatment, interpretation and management are given at the same time.

For 12 days, students will be able to learn about the various methods of archaeological excavations, contemporary tools for the documentation of the findings, conservation of archaeological structures and interpretation of the site for the audiences. Throughout lectures conducted by international and national renowned professors and experts as well as practical work coordinated by experienced craftsmen, they will be part of the preservation of cultural heritage by implementing the methods and techniques learned throughout the workshop.

This is a third, in a series of five, workshop that is part of the project “Dialogue between communities through the comprehensive preservation of cultural heritage” implemented by UNDP and funded by the European Union Instrument for Stability and Peace (IcSP).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE

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In the center of the city of Prizren, stands the magnificent Cathedral “Our Lady of Perpetual Succor”, one of the oldest religious buildings in Kosovo. The cathedral was built between 1865-1870 with permission and funding from Austria-Hungary. The interior of the Church holds the greatest significance of the building, by specifically emphasizing historical, architectural and spiritual values. In the center of the cathedral is a painting whose author still remains unknown, but is thought to be a gift from Rome.

Other valuables pieces in this church are two paintings by two personalities from the ancient Balkans, such as the painting of Gjergj Kastriot-Skenderbeg, the Albanian nobleman and military commander and Janoss Hunyadi -Governor and the commander-in-chief of Hungary, which are works of the Austrian painter Sincowiss.

The area around the cathedral has traces of archaeological remains. According to some data, the cathedral is believed to be built on the ruins of a smaller church, in need for a larger church, but according to some other assumptions, the cathedral was built on an execution square for the death sentenced.

Volunteers needed

Are you a former participant? You can still attend other Heritage Lab Workshops

Considering the variety of themes that we are offering, we would like to give former participants the chance to attend a workshop with a new theme. (For example, if you attended the conservation workshop, you can submit your application for the interpretation of heritage sites workshop.)

A note for past Workshop Participants: How would you like to experience the Workshops again from the perspective of an organizer?

What are the duties of a Workshop Volunteer?

Volunteers will receive instructions related to their responsibilities during the workshop. They may be asked to assist with the following areas:

  • Organizational tasks (responsibility over the registration, lecture room, tools)
  • Responsibility over the working sites (assisting the craftsmen, documenting the site activities, implementing safety measures, making sure everyone is working towards the final result)
  • Communication (being the bridge between organizers and participants, translations, facilitating discussions, communicating with local community and media)

How to apply?

If you are a first time participant download this APPLICATION FORM

If you are applying as a volunteer download the following  APPLICATION FORM

Applicants are required to have good communication skills in English, since this will be the official language of the workshop. 

Please complete this form and submit it no later than JUNE 3rd 2019, via email: gro.b1580234037whc@o1580234037vosok1580234037 When submitting the application via email, please write in the subject line “Application for Heritage Lab 2019 Name of the Camp” (Name Surname)”.

For any additional information needed regarding the workshop, please contact us at Phone, +383 49 54 54 55, +381 (0)38 754 866, email: gro.b1580234037whc@o1580234037vosok1580234037

Expenses
CHwB Kosovo will cover all in-country costs for participants and volunteers, including accommodation, meal allowances, excursions, workshop materials and travel within the country.