[working on] common ground: roundtable discussion
Prishtina has been going through various visions, listening to many advisors, has been led and directed by numerous guides. Prishtina has been read and re-read by experts, examined, analysed, surveyed, and diagnosed. The city has gone through surgery, therapy, telepathy. It has been acupunctured, but never left alone. What if the people of Prishtina would be trusted to take the cities destiny in their hands?
Prishtina has many voices.
The opening ceremony of the common ground campus will let many voices speak; citizens, experts, politicians and critical urbanists. Voices from different generations and different cultural backgrounds. Everyone will get a brick to lay or a tree to plant and with that get 3 minutes time to promote an idea for the future of Tulltorja /Brick Factory. We will listen to each other and together we will inaugurate the common ground campus.
Here we will use the 100 days of Manifesta 14 Prishtina to present, show, collect and negotiate further ideas for Brick Factory’ s potential role in the ecosystem of the city
Jan Liesegang (raumlaborberlin)
Besa Luci (editor in Chief Kosovo 2.0)
Hajrulla Çeku (Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport)
Alush Gashi (Director of Kino ARMATA)
Ajete Kërqeli (Co-founder of Foundation 17)
Bekim Ramku (Director of Kosovo Architecture Foundation)
Carlo Ratti (urbanist/MIT/Manifesta 14 Prishtina Creative Mediator)
Florina Jerliu/Kai Vöckler (Archis Interventions)
Përparim Rama (mayor of Prishtina)
Nikki Murseli (architect/activist Termokiss Community)
Petrit Halilaj (artist/Manifesta 14 participant)
Hedwig Fijen (Director of Manifesta 14 Prishtina)