Introducing: Hertica School House


Throughout the summer, the capital of Kosovo will host many events, artistic and urban interventions across 22 venues in Prishtina. Hertica School House was one of the private houses turned into schools in Kosovo during the 1990s. We are happy to announce that it will be one of the venues for Manifesta 14 Prishtina.

Hertica School House became a place of peaceful resistance in 1990 when it started to host hundreds of students, opening its doors to students and teachers.

Beginning in the 1990s, Kosovo Albanian high school and university students were not allowed to enter educational buildings. The alternative, that allowed young people to pursue their education, was the use of houses and private residences that were transformed into educational spaces.

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In 1990, Mehmet Aliu-Hertica offered his three-floored house to the students and staff of Sami Frashëri Highschool, to continue the education of many young people. The house operated as a school from early 1990 until 1998, holding classes in shifts, changing every thirty minutes from morning until evening.

This summer, the house will become a venue of Manifesta 14 Prishtina!