This is an Accepted Manuscript version of chapter 6 of the book 'Participatory Arts in International Development' published by Routledge/CRC Press on 29 August 2019. The final version of each chapter can be found at https://www.changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/resources/pa-in-id-ams/ The complete book is available online: https://www.crcpress.com/Participatory-Arts-in-International-Development/Cooke-Soria-Donlan/p/book/9780367024970
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The ACT project combines research and applied components, producing alternative practices to be proposed to formal and informal educational institutions, as well as academic research and publishing in Kosovo. The project is being done in cooperation with four local partners that work with art and youth in several Kosovo municipalities including: Anibar (Peja), 7 Arte(Mitrovica), NGO Aktiv (Mitrovica North) and Varg e vi (Gjilan). Additionally, participants from local and international organizations contributed, including: Kosovo 2.0, Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) and Opera Circus (from the UK) as well as independent researchers.
This fanzine is created by the Youth Research Board's Preserving Memory Group composed by: David, Antonia, Trina and Leonard. It comes as a product of art research on projects supported by the Changing the Story network and talks about how these young people perceived memory and described its state imaginatively on an alien planet from Earth.
Blog (2018/03/01) Toolkits and Resources from Kosovo
Blog (2021/05/21) PUBLICATION LAUNCH! Changing the Story: Our Third Year
Blog (2019/08/05) Playwriting for Peace: Actualizing Perpetual Peace in Post-Conflict Pristina, Kosovo
Blog (2021/04/27) Understanding Places from a Distance
Blog (2021/04/27) The Making of School Houses in the 90s and the School House Museum
Blog (2021/03/26) Field research in the time of COVID-19: how creativity saved the day
Blog (2021/01/20) What about the survivors? The importance of a victim-centred approach to transitional justice in the Western Balkans — reflections on a conference
Blog (2020/06/19) The amazing women of Ljubljana
Blog (2020/02/09) Remembering the Srebrenica Genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day
Blog (2019/04/29) BOOM concerts in 1980s Kosovo
Blog (2018/05/18) ACT arts critical thinking active citizenship in Kosovo
Pre-proofed versions of book chapters for published book. Links to 13 pdf chapters
Longing for Lost Normalcy: Social Memory, Transitional Justice, and the ‘House Museum’ to Missing Persons in Kosovo by Schwandner-Sievers, S. and Klinkner, M. In spring 1999, amidst a wider ethnic cleansing campaign, Serb police forces abducted Ferdonije Qerkezi’s husband and four sons, who were never to be seen alive again. She subsequently transformed her private house into a memorial to the lost normalcy of her entire social world. The authors trace this memorialization process; her struggle for recognition; her transformation into an iconic mother of the nation and her activism, both for missing persons and against the internationally-driven Serb-Albanian normalization process in Kosovo. From a multi-disciplinary perspective, the authors critically reflect on the theoretical concept of “normative divergence” in intervention studies.
Edited by Ioannis Armakolas, Agon Demjaha, Arolda Elbasani and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, the volume is the follow up of the successful earlier collection focusing on some of the most pressing and challenging domestic and foreign policy questions facing Kosovo.
Inside-out and outside-in on dealing with the past in Kosovo by Nita Luci and Linda Guisa is a chapter in the edited book Unravelling Liberal Interventionism Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo edited by Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu. This edited volume gives local scholars a platform from which they critically examine different aspects of liberal interventionism and statebuilding in Kosovo
Epistemic justice and everyday nationalism: An auto‐ethnography of transnational student encounters in a post‐war memory and reconciliation project in Kosovo is a journal article by Nita Luci and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers. This contribution explores how everyday nationalism, in often unexpected and hidden ways, underpinned a cocreational, educational project involving several local (Albanian) and international (British based) university students and staff collaborating on the theme of post‐war memory and reconciliation in Kosovo.
Find out more about the Changing the Story Consolidating Learning project CoLearnSEE. Highlights projects across South Eastern Europe