Pre-biennial research is an integral part of each Manifesta edition. Organised by the Education and Mediation department, the research for Manifesta 14 Prishtina started in 2020, and has so far included Citizen Consultations, expectation workshops, a public survey, sub-cultures mapping research publication and research on the Collective Memory of the Hivzi Sylejmani Library. This research forms the basis of the biennial programme itself.
Together with a team of local collaborators, the Education and Mediation Team created Kosovo’s first Mediation School to train young people ahead of the biennial opening.
The Education and Mediation research projects, and subsequent programme, aims to broaden and engage diverse audiences, learn from the community, catalyse community projects and develop new educational methodologies through their research work.