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 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.”



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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.



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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 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)

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