We continue with our 'We need to talk about Infrastructure' conversation series on March 15 2022 between 17.00 and 18:00 CET with Bekim Ramku. Click here for the Zoom link.
Bekim Ramku holds an MA in Housing & Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and was a research fellow at DUSP - SA+P at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2016 he was the recipient of the prestigious Getty Foundation "Keeping it Modern" Grant for the Conservation and Management Plan of the Kosovo National Library.
For his contribution to the profession of architecture in the region, in 2020 he was awarded with the Big SEE Architecture Visionary Award by the Zavod Center for Creative Economy in South-Eastern Europe, Ljubljana.
In 2020/2021, Bekim Ramku curated the "Prishtina Public Archipelago" installation in 17th Architecture Venice Biennale, at the main exhibition titled "How will We Live Together."
The work of Ramku had an important impact on the Urban Vision of Prishtina upon which is developed the curatorial approach of Manifesta 14 – Prishtina titled: “It Matters What Worlds World Worlds. How to Tell Stories Otherwise” curated by Catherine Nic.
Bramku is the co-author of the "Co-Habitats, how are we living together" book edited by Dean Hashim Sarkis, and the editor of the "Prishtina Public Archipelago".
This latest publication will be the focus of our talk. We want to discuss the meanings and potentials of what in the book is referred to as publicness and the positivity a city transmits through the cultural activation of spaces. Prishtina Public Archipelago proposes a natural, almost organic relationship among the interior activation and the surroundings of a public buildings. It seems to define the city life through the quality of activation of various spaces that connect to each other by citizen engagement. In this approach the citizens’ engagement, presence and identification is almost undetachable from architecture and its meanings.
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