Oct 05 - 2018
"Heritage Lab" will offer young students a space for education as a result of a program that combines theory and practice.
Throughout the workshop, students will attend an intensive program of lectures, presentations and practical work.
Lectures will contain themes of conversation, revitalization and interpretation of cultural heritage. They will be followed by practical work, which will take place within the monument "Mill of Frrok Dokiqi", where students will learn the professional methods of conservation and adaptive reuse, as well as around the village of Letnicë which will serve as a source of stories for students working on interpretation.
In addition to education, this lab is a space where students of different backgrounds, together with the local community, will learn to appreciate and enjoy cultural heritage through new ways of revitalizing and interpreting it, while promoting one of our core values "right on culture".
Meet the professors and coordinators of “Heritage Lab” workshop 2018:
Andrew Shepherd is a practicing architect who has become involved in education in the conservation sector over the last fifteen years, previously as the Director of post-graduate Building Conservation course at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, UK, but also at CHwB Restoration Camps in Albania, Kosovo., Bosnia-Herzogovina and Serbia, as well as the similar Camps of the Transylvania Trust in Romania over nearly twenty years.
Aslihan Demirtas is the principal of Aslihan Demirtas Design and Research Studio and co-founder of KHORA, interdisciplinary design studios based in Istanbul and New York. Her practice purposefully crosses territories and boundaries of disciplines in the forms of building, landscape and installation projects, exhibitions, and art projects, as well as research and activism.
Demirtas was the lead designer for the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, and the Miho Chapel in Kyoto, Japan for I.M. Pei-Architect, among others. In 2009 she started her own practice in New York and established her Istanbul office in 2011 to oversee her projects in Turkey and Europe.
Aslihan Demirtas is full-time faculty at Kadir Has University, Faculty of Arts & Design, Istanbul. She has lectured at GSD, Harvard, MIT, The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Parsons and American University in Beirut among others. She has authored a chapter in the book Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterraneanpublished by Harvard University Press and is currently working on her book Graftfunded by the Graham Foundation.
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.
Janja Sivec is an interpreter, Interpret Europe´s trainer and leader of NGO Legends from Slovenia. She works in heritage interpretation since 2010, when she found the answer to the question How to connect visitors to heritage? Most of her work consists from leading training courses and workshops, consulting on heritage interpretation and promoting the profession in Slovenia and Europe. She thrives in designing and leading pedagogical programs for children and youth, where here true character is shown.
Erëmirë Krasniqi is the executive director of Kosovo Oral History Initiative. She recently studied at the University of Jena and received a postgraduate degree in Exhibiting Contemporary History and also holds a MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. Currently she is researching the National Gallery of Kosovo’s collection of Modernist works of art.
Faton Hasani is a film director who for a large portion of his life has worked as a Motion Graphic Designer and video editor. As a result of his lifelong passion for handcrafts, he has been experimenting on producing elements for interior design and remodeling indoor spaces. During his work, he did not only give life to old and abandoned materials and objects, but there were cases where he would change the whole prior function of them. The last project he worked on, was the Adaptive Reuse of a traditional Kulla in Drenoc, which was transformed into a Bed & Breakfast, as part of another student workshop organized by CHwB Kosova.