The Kosovo Architecture Festival has launched its seventh edition in the capital Pristina with a presentation on the dramatic impact of electric light on the urban environment and on the planet.
The biggest architecture festival in Kosovo has opened its seventh session, with two documentaries and a lecture from Italian photographer Jessica Bizzoni on the disturbing impact of electric light on our planet.
“Electric light is a man-made aurora,” Bizzoni, 29, said during her presentation at the Kino Armata on Thursday, discussing her own photographic project, called Electric Sun.
This explores night-scrapes and daily lit environments, investigating the blurred boundary between the technosphere and biosphere.
She collaborated with astronomers and traveled between cities to follow light. She said she went from big cities to places in the middle of nowhere in search of man-made auroras. “Lights create an identity for a city,” Bizzoni observed. “Electric light surrounds us in many ways, becoming our second nature,” she noted.
Bizzoni also spoke about the impact of light on animals and the human ecosystem. She explained how moths and plants grew faster in artificial light, as they were tricked by it, as if it were real sunlight.
On the other hand, she explained, butterflies were impacted negatively, because the light of cities confuses their biological rhythms. By night, when they are supposed to take rest from traveling to mate, they continue flying because they think it is still day. This causes them to weaken and die faster.
The festival continues until October 1 with different architects and artists expected to take part. Celine Baumann, a French landscape architect based in Switzerland, is due to hold a lecture that questions the notions of inclusivity, gender and social equality through an intersectional lens.
The Kosovo Architecture Festival is organized by the Kosovo Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Future Architecture Platform.
Its main objective is to present to the local architecture community and the general public the contemporary global theories and methodologies in the field of architecture and urban planning.
This is the largest event of its kind in Kosovo with more than 40 individual activities in numerous cities in the country. This year the events will be held from the 1st of July till the 1st of October.
City of Pristina, taken during a workshop of the Festival of Architecture.Photo:Orgeta Aliu
The Mother Teresa square, taken during a workshop of the Festival of Architecture.Photo: Anita Morina
Photo of lights during the night in Pristina, taken during a workshop of the Festival of Architecture. Photo: Ejona Murtezaj
Landscape of Pristina, taken during a workshop of the Festival of Architecture. Photo: Anita Morina
Mapping Pristina’s Nightscape, Kosovo Architecture Festival Workshop 2019. Photo: Jessica Bizzoni
Idealised Flora – Indoor Farming, The Netherlands, 2018. Photo; Jessica Bizzoni
10:00 – 13:00 / Etno Village Kukaj
Feminist discussions “Connect + Engage + Inspire”
Hiking, sightseeing, rest and relaxation with artists and activists of Femart Festival.
13:00 – 14:00 / “Fidan Lahu” Center – Fushë Kosova
Workshop in the street “Be the Rhythm” / (African singing and dancing) / Portugal
ReMusica awarded quality Label (për shqip, shih lexo më poshtë)
For eighteen years #ReMusicaFestival has been a key pillar of cultural and concert life in Kosovo. Throughout the years we have worked hard on establishing, keeping, and improving the music programming, served as a platform for promotion of local composers and interpreters, worked on capacity building and education of musicians and the youngest of our society.
Recently ReMusica has been awarded the EFFELabel (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe), a quality stamp given to remarkable art festivals which show their engagement in arts, community, and international openness.
All of these and more have positioned ReMusica not only as a key connection hub of international institutions and artists with Kosovo, but served as model for festivals in the region and beyond.
We would like to not only show our appreciation for recognition of the core values of ReMusica Festival by EFFE, but also encourage them to partner with us in working towards connecting peoples through arts, opening exchange and cooperation opportunities, and pave the way for cultural education, and the improvement of quality of life.
Our achievements so far could not have happened without the commitment of many professionals and music lovers in Kosovo, to whom we are forever grateful for establishing the crucial cultural corner in Kosovo.
For years we have been part of festival families, music makers and music professionals. ReMusica has recently won the EFFE Label (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe), a quality seal awarded to outstanding art festivals that show their commitment to art, community and international character.
For 18 18 years, the ReMusica Festival has been the main cultural and concert hall in Kosovo.Throughout the years we have been working with dedication to creating, maintaining and improving the music program, serving as a platform for promoting composers and local interpreters, working on capacity building, and educating musicians and younger generations of our society.
These and many others have set ReMusica to serve not only as a tie for artists and international institutions with Kosovo, but also as a model for festivals in the region and beyond.
Not only do we want to show our gratitude for the appreciation of the fundamental values of the EFMF ReMusica Festival, but to encourage them to partner with us in creating international links through art, opening up opportunities for exchange and cooperation, and opening up education routes cultural and quality improvement of life.
Our achievements could not be vital without the dedication of many music professionals and fans in Kosovo, to whom we are generally grateful for the establishment of a critical cultural corner in Kosovo.
On Christmas day after a traditional Turkey dinner we walked into the centre of Prishtina to the Christmas market, where you can drink mulled wine for just 1euro.
The centre was full of families, despite the minus temperatures and at 11pm people were still pouring into the centre. A great place to spend Christmas Day. The Christmas lights were better than ever this year and guaranteed to bring everyone out.
Every Christmas there is a Santa Claus marathon to raise money for charity and the poor. The number of entrants grow every year.
The tradition is to spend New Years Eve with your family, so don’t expect to go out for a meal before midnight. It is like the calm before the storm, with restaurants closed and the roads very quiet, but by 1am the roads are full of cars pouring into Prishtina centre and everywhere comes to life, with restaurants full with private parties, clubs and bars full.
This year had a party in the centre, with a live band and firework display. The best place to view the fireworks are from high up, where you can see all over Prishtina and see the extent of the fireworks in all directions.
Animation Festival opens its doors for the tenth edition of the festival. This year we will treat our hopes and fears in order to promote civic activism through arts.
The week-long agenda presents film screenings at three outdoor and two indoor cinemas, seven special programs, three International presentations, three Balkan Tale presentations, two masterclasses, four workshops, four panels and 7 nights of music concerts.
Naser Gjinovci – Vokal
Mufail Limani – Kitare
Naser Abdullahu – Tupana
Dëfrim Behluli – Sint
Hyrja 5 Euro
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Prishtina Drum Festival First Edition 2019
Valon Berisha VLN – (Dafina Zeqiri, BimBimma)
Violand Shabani – (Land of Confusion, BMW, TROJA)
Teoman Ukça – (Marigona, Oxygen Band, Ethnically Plugged)
Place : Faruk Begolli – Teatri i Kolegjit AAB
Time : 17:00
*All the performances of the “Christmas Miracle” is suitable for all ages.
*First come, first served!
Violë । Viola
Violinë । Violin
Dirigjent । Conductor
J. C. BACH / H. CASADESUS
Koncert për violë në c – mol । Concerto for viola in C – minor
W. A. MOZART
Simfonia Koncertante në Es- dur । Sinfonia Concertante in E – flat major
Zogu i zjarrtë – Suita 1919 । The Firebird – 1919 Suite
E shtunë, 20:00 । Salla e Kuqe e Pallatit të Rinisë dhe Sportit
Saturday, 8:00 p.m. । Red Hall of the Youth and Sports Palace
Ministria e Kulturës । Kosova Kamerfest । Kohavision
La XIXème édition du FESTIVAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE au Kosovo se tiendra du 13 au 18 novembre 2019 sous le signe de la comédie.
Au programme : du rire de Belgique, de Suisse, du Luxembourg, du Kosovo et de France s’invitera dans les cinémas de Pristina, Prizren, Mitrovica, Peja, Gjakovë et Vushtria sous forme de courts et de longs métrages qui feront le bonheur des petits et des grands. Amateur des salles obscures, francophile ou encore simple curieux, ne manquez pas ce rendez-vous incontournable du 7ème art !
Le festival du Film Francophone est organisé par l’Ambassade de France, en coopération avec les ambassades et représentations diplomatiques de la Suisse, de la Belgique, du Luxembourg ainsi qu’avec l’Alliance française de Pristina et l’Institut français. Il est également soutenu par les ministères des Affaires étrangères et de la Culture du Kosovo.
SOUS-TITRES EN ALBANAIS ET/OU EN SERBE
Edicioni i 19-të i FESTIVALIT TE FILMIT FRANKOFON në Kosovë do të mbahet nga data 13 deri më 18 nëntor, me komedinë si temë kryesore.
Në program i pasur me komedi nga Belgjika, Zvicra dhe Franca do të jenë në kinematë e Prishtinës, Prizrenit, Mitrovicës, Pejës dhe Gjakovës,dhe Vushtrisë, filma të metrazhit të gjatë dhe të shkurtër, për kënaqësinë e publikut të gjitha moshave. Dashamirë të filmit, frankofilë apo thjeshtë kurreshtarë mos e humbisni këtë ngjarje të pashmnagshme të artit të shtatë!
Festivali i Filmit Frankofon organizohet nga Ambasada Franceze, në bashkëpunim me ambasadat dhe përfaqësitë diplomatike të Zvicrës, Belgjikës, Luksemburgut, dhe me Aleancën Franceze të Prishtinës.
Festivali gjithashtu mbështetet nga Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme dhe Ministria e Kulturës, në partneritet me Shtëpinë e Evropës (Europe House), Kino Armata, Kino Jusuf Gervalla, 7 Arte, Doku Kino, Anibar, dhe Parku kulturor Ali Podrimja.
TITRAT NE SHQIP DHE NË SERBISHT
Artistët vazhdimisht e referojnë ndërtimin e së kaluarës në tema të rëndësishme, duke kritikuar modele të vjetruara, duke studiuar histori të harruara ose kontestuara, për të realizuar ide.
Të kuptuarit e precedentit historik është një pjesë e rëndësishme
të sigurimit të kontekstit dhe informimit të përvojave tona aktuale.
Përmes krahasimit dhe kontrastimit të ideve bashkëkohore dhe shembujve historikë, artistet, studentët e artit janë në gjendje të shohin se si idetë evoluojnë dhe si e kaluara informon tendencat e ditëve të sotme me ide te reja.
Kuratore Majlinda Kelmendi
Artistët pjesëmarrës: Rea latifi, Abetare Syla, Agnesa Eshrefi, Ardhmerie Bregovina, Art Terstena, Diore Buzhala, Ema Isaku, Endrita Ibishi, Enkela Maxhuni, Erza Kryeziu, Drilon Haxhijaj, Fikrete Misini, Endrit Jashanica, Kybra Alemdar.