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
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
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.
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.b1561515850whc@o1561515850vosok1561515850. 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.b1561515850whc@o1561515850vosok1561515850
CHwB Kosovo will cover all in-country costs for participants and volunteers, including accommodation, meal allowances, excursions, workshop materials and travel within the country.