Changing the Story Festival: InSide Out & OutSide In (14-18 June, 2021)

Join Changing the Story for our final network event (14-18 June)! ‘Changing the Story Festival: InSide Out & OutSide In’ is a hybrid event and will take place in person in Kosovo and online.

Join us for the launch of the artwork installation “The Square of Untruth” and meet the artists and young people involved! Hear from the CTS projects Respace, CoLearnSEE, and The Making of the Museum of Education about their research and findings at the ‘Perspectives on Past, Present and Future. Get involved in our final policy-facing workshop for the launch of the CoLearnSEE regional educational policy paper!

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Registration for the event is free. Please select the workshop you would like to attend from the list below and sign-up via our short registration form.

Únase a Changing the Story en nuestro último evento en línea (14-18 de junio). Changing the Story Festival: InSide Out & OutSide In” es un evento híbrido que tendrá lugar en persona en Kosovo y en línea.

Acompáñanos en la presentación de la instalación artística “The Square of Untruth” y conoce a los artistas y jóvenes que participan en ella. Escuche a los proyectos CTS Respace, CoLearnSEE y The Making of the Museum of Education hablar de sus investigaciones y hallazgos en las “Perspectivas sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro”. Participe en nuestro taller de política para el lanzamiento del documento de política educativa regional de CoLearnSEE.

La inscripción al evento es gratuita. Seleccione el taller al que le gustaría asistir de la lista que aparece a continuación y regístrese a través de nuestro breve formulario de inscripción.

Festival Programme

CoLearnSEE Workshop (09:00-10:30 BST, 14 June)
Registration for this event is not available: This closed event for local stakeholders involved in the South Eastern Europe CTS Consolidating Learning Project ‘Co-Learn’ will provide a space for partners to revisit the work done so far and think about their contribution to the afternoon online event with fellow CTS Consolidating Learning projects.
Event Type: Online & in person at the Faculty Philosophy, University of Prishtina | Public | Free Interpretation Available: Spanish / English - Join the Changing the Story global community for a fascinating insight into the regional learning that is emerging from our work. This is a workshop for civil society organisations, academics, NGO professionals and community stakeholders who are interested in how the arts, heritage and human rights education can support youth-centred approaches to civil society building in countries living with a legacy of conflict.
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Tipo de evento: En línea | Público | Gratuito Interpretación disponible: Español / Inglés - Únase a la comunidad global de Changing the Story para una visión fascinante del aprendizaje regional que está surgiendo de nuestro trabajo. Este es un taller para las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, académicos, profesionales de las NGO y actores de la comunidad que están interesados en cómo las artes, el patrimonio y la educación en derechos humanos pueden apoyar los enfoques centrados en la juventud para la construcción de la sociedad civil en los países que viven con un legado de conflicto.
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Live Unveiling of "Public Untruths” intervention (11:00 CET, 15 June, 2021)
Join us at the Faculty of Arts - Visual Arts, University of Prishtina, Kosovo and live on Instagram (@Kosova_ReSpace; @yrb_story) and on Twitter (@Changing_Story_ and @yrb_story) for this incredibly exciting unveiling of a new commissioned artwork in the centre of Pristina co-devised by curators Blerta Hoçia and Driton Selmani and members of the Changing the Story Youth Research Board.
Event Type: Physical & Online | Public | Free Main Language: English (let us know in the registration form if you have any additional language needs) - Inspired by a new artwork co-devised by curators Blerta Hoçia and Driton Selmani and members of the Changing the Story Youth Research Board, this panel session featuring artists, activists and arts professionals working across the Balkans will explore the importance and challenges of engaging with art, documentation and voice to articulate ‘Public UnTruths’ with young people in a range of settings. More details TBC.
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Event Type: Physical &; Online | Public | Free Main Language: English (let us know in the registration form if you have any additional language needs) - The journey from house-school-museum is shaped with resistance, solidarity and the coming together of different generations, who organized, built, and brought to life the system of house-schools during the 1990s in Kosova. Our conversation on June 15, at 17:00 in Kino Armata with Zijadin Gashi one of the founders of school house system, Avdyl Gashi the principal of Sami Frasheri High school during the 1990-is, students Ismail Myrseli and Drenica Bytyqi, together with friends of “house-school-museum,” is a joint attempt to intersect experiences with research but also bring together different voices in our digital journey. The research and presentation of archival materials, carefully collected in collaboration with our students through the digital platform, is an invitation to facilitate the transition from house-school to the museum and from the personal stories to co-created ones. It is a continuous attempt to enrich the story of house-schools and the collected materials and to enable their journey. Beyond everything, our initiative doesn’t only aim to bring us closer experience of that time but also to bring us closer to the lesson that acts of resistance and solidarity can teach us. Our story is shown in the short documentary film about the House-schools, from Lum Çitaku.
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SEE "Going Online" (10:00 CET, 16 June, 2021)
Celebrate the launch of three new exciting websites developed through Changing the Story for the communities of Kosovo and beyond. The websites have been developed through three projects funded through Changing the Story: ReSpace, The Making of the Museum of Education and CoLearnSEE. Follow the launch on Instagram (@respace_cts; @respace_Kosova; @respacerwanda) and Twitter (@changing_story_ and @KinoArmata).
Event Type: Physical & Online | Public | Free Main Language: English (let us know in the registration form if you have any additional language needs) - This event follows the global launch of three new exciting websites developed through Changing the Story with and for the communities of Kosovo and their partners, both, in the region (Bosnia) and globally (Rwanda). This panel, chaired by Dr. Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, asks what learning from the projects can be taken into innovating formal and informal education in Southeastern Europe.
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Event Type: Physical &; Online | Public | Free Main Language: English (let us know in the registration form if you have any additional language needs) - ReSpace investigates how concepts of space, through arts-based participatory methods, can engage the ‘post-memory’ generation (Hirsch, 2008) in Rwanda and Kosovo to reimagine specific sites of memory through creative experimentation with digital animation and VR technologies. Chaired by ReSpace Principal Investigator Dr. Paula Callus, this symposium offers a chance to hear from a range of different stakeholders across Rwanda, Kosovo and the UK involved in the ReSpace project about their work. Full details TBC.
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Event Type: Physical & Online in person at the Faculty Philosophy, University of Prishtina | Public | Free Main Language: Albanian and English (let us know in the registration form if you have any additional language needs) - This practical workshop, chaired by Dr. Mary Drosopulos and Katie Hodgkinson, offers participants a chance to actively explore some of the toolkits that have emerged from three of Changing the Story’s projects linked to education. We are also looking to hear from participants about their programs and explore the possibility of creating a network of alternative education. ACT – Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship (Kosovo): ACT 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) and the City Museum of Mitrovica. Additionally, participants from local and international organizations contributed, including: Shtatëmbëdhjetë, Kosovo 2.0, Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR), NGO Aktiv (Mitrovica North), and Opera Circus (from the UK) as well as independent researchers.
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Event Type: Physical & Online in person at the Museum of Kosovo | Public | Free Main Language: Albanian and English (let us know in the registration form if you have any additional language needs) - Join us for the final event of Changing the Story Festival: InSide Out & OutSide In as we launch CoLearnSEE’s regional educational policy paper, based on findings from the various Changing the Story projects that have taken place across Kosovo and Bosnia in Herzegovina over the past 3 years. We are delighted that this event will be introduced by representatives from Kosovo’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and the Rector of University of Pristina.
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