REDO Prishtina

7–9 October 2022
Prishtina, Kosovo
Edition 10

Info

Participants



Shirana Shahbazi & Manuel Krebs (CH)


Shirana Shahbazi is a contemporary Iranian-born photographer known for her large-scale installations. Often manipulating her medium as a conceptual gesture, she has hired Iranian artisans to paint her photographs as images on billboards or weave them into a rugs. The photographs, which are crisp and vibrant and made without digital tools, feature brightly colored geometric shapes, human bodies, and still lifes. Born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran, Shahbazi received her formal training at the Fachhochschule Dortmund and the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. The artist’s works have been exhibited at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Shahbazi lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Manuel Krebs (*1970, Bern, Switzerland) studied graphic design at the School of Applied Arts in Biel-Bienne. Together with Dimitri Bruni he established the graphic design studio NORM in 1999, and in 2007 Ludovic Varone joined the studio. NORM focuses on designing and publishing books and typefaces. Book design includes self-commissioned research in the field of type and graphic design, the most relevant being Norm: Introduction (2000), Norm: The Things (2002) and the recent Dimension of Two (2020).

Commissions include numerous collaborations with museums (MoMA, Tate Modern, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Triennale Milano, Kunsthaus Zurich, Museum for Gestaltung Zurich) and artists (Fischli & Weiss, Simon Starling, Christian Marclay, Kelley Walker, Shirana Shahbazi).

Examples for type design include the Simple typeface for Cologne/Bonn airport (2003), the corporate typeface for OMEGA watches, the typeface Replica (2008, lineto.com), the corporate typeface for Swatch (2010), and the typeface Riforma (2018, lineto.com)

shiranashahbazi.com
norm.to

Elisa van Joolen (NL/IT)


Approach to clothing design is characterised by strategies of intervention and reconfiguration. Elisa's projects often reflect specific social contexts and emphasise collaboration and participation. They expose relational aspects of clothing and subvert processes of value production. Elisa's work has been recognised with a Han Nefkens Award (2016), Fulbright Award (2010) and nominated for the Dutch Design Award (2013) and New Material Award (2014). She participated in shows and exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Arnhem Fashion Biennial, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, New York Fashion Week, 5th Brazilian Design Biennial in Florianopolis, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, OCAT Art Terminal in Shenzhen and West Bund Art Center in Shanghai. Elisa holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2006), MFA from Parsons in New York City (2012) and was artist in resident at Iaspis in Stockholm (2016) and at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2019/2020). She was advisor for the Design Committee Creative Industries Fund NL (2017-2020). She teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In addition to running her own studio she founded together with Hanka van der Voet and Femke de Vries Warehouse, a place for clothes in context in Amsterdam.

elisavanjoolen.com

Estonian Academy of Arts & Åbäke (EE/UK)


The MA in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts is a new two year program based in Tallinn. It's currently made up of classmates Agnes, Alexandra, Anastasiia, Andrew, Carlo, Daria, Gréta, Helga, Mark, Michael, Oleksandra, Oliver, Patrick, Pierre, Rita, Shubham, Tex, and Urtina, with tutors Else, Julia, Laura, Lieven, Manuel, Ott, Rosen, Sara, and Sean.

eka-gd-ma.ee

Åbäke is a group of four people working from Stockholm and London since 2000. A primary source of inspiration for our works would be a contextual parameter, an encounter, a place or a constraint such as providing a bio of no more than 300 characters, even if it means that it can get interrupted in t

Jonathan Castro Alejos (PE)


Jonathan Castro Alejos is a Peruvian graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam who works with sound, video, installation, and performance. His explorative-based practice oscillates between the real and the fictitious, assembling and reassembling collected raw materials embedded with different qualities and identities to reconstruct them into surfaces, objects, visual languages, and soundscapes.

jonathancastro.pe

Atelier Brenda (BE)


Atelier Brenda is a merged alter ego for two female designers —Nana Esi & Sophie Keij. Their practice is primarily a collaboration and a role play in which they focus on graphic design and creative direction. There is a continuous interaction between the cognitive and the subconscious. Their approach to graphic design is formed by a combination of nostalgia, tradition, zeitgeist and method acting. General themes and returning practices are experience, research, spacial design, dreams, spirituality and the ethereal and playful typography.

atelierbrenda.com

Laurenz Brunner (CH)


Laurenz Brunner (CH) runs an independent design studio focused on editorial and communication design, visual identities, and custom typefaces. The studio is currently situated in an old auto garage in Zurich, and has previously been based in London, Amsterdam and Berlin. Throughout his work Brunner explores equilibriums between high and pop culture, concept and improvisation, art history and science fiction.

In 2022 Brunner launched Source Type, an editorial platform and type foundry, where he collaborates with a diverse team exploring the effects of language, typography, and form on contemporary culture. Through Source Type he has published Rapid (2021) and Karl (2021). Previous releases include Bradford (2018), Circular (2014) and Akkurat (2004) with Lineto.

He’s a visiting professor at the Rietveld Academie and has been a guest critic at Art Center, Yale School of Arts, Werkplaats Typografie and ECAL. He has twice received the Swiss Federal Design Award, as well as numerous distinction from The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, The Best Dutch Book Designs and The Best Books from all over the World.

Recent and ongoing projects include Schauspielhaus Zürich, Studio Barnhus, documenta 14, Centre for Canadian Architecture, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Offprint Paris / London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and The Swiss Ministry of Culture.

laurenzbrunner.com
sourcetype.com

Venera Mustafa (RKS)


Venera Mustafa is a sculptor and a fashion designer born and based in Prishtina, Kosovo.
After graduating from Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Prishtina, Venera Mustafa moved to Paris. She studied fashion design – womenswear at “The École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode” ESMOD – Paris. Graduated in 2008, with a specialization in menswear in 2009. Upon returning to Prishtina in 2011 she established her namesake label “veneramustafa”. The studio, showroom is based in Prishtina, Kosovo where limited edition garments are created.

The aesthetic of the label is informed by the experience as a fine art sculptor. The shaping inspiration extends into Kosovo’s architectural history and its fragile political landscape; sensitive to the international forces that have historically shaped the region, more specifically its Ottoman and Socialist past. Drawing from the futuristic approach that brutalism had in the former Yugoslavia, specifically the synthesis of minimalism and pre-modern aesthetics that occurred in this turmoil deflecting movement. The design sensibility and process is further inspired by the shapes and patterns of vernacular Albanian skirt, a reoccurring and ongoing research into a black woollen ribbed skirt “xhubleta” that was worn in the Albanian highlands. In between diverse aesthetic influences combined with everyday life and the ever changing landscape in a post everything Kosovo, Venera Mustafa engages in defining a narrative around her personal experience part of “memory scapes” series; that frequently revolve around site specific landmarks and their stories.

As a devoted animal lover, and an environmentalist, producing in the context of Kosovo’s small market outside of global fashion schedules, Venera Mustafa has introduced, shaped her own process, and delivery. Engaging in, “in house” produce only, creating a space of comfort in experimenting with environmentally conscious fabrics, in small batches.

Worked close, with and for, Louise and Franck, Anne Valerie Hash, Craig Green, Henrik Vibksov. Collaborations throughout include, Majlinda Hoxha, Jakup Ferri, Bujar Sylejmani, Alban Muja, Flaka Haliti, Bardhi Haliti etc.

veneramustafa.com

Roma Publications (NL)


Roma Publications is an Amsterdam based art book publisher and design studio, founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems, and artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam. It is used as a platform to produce and distribute autonomous publications made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books. The publications so far are in editions between 2 and 150,000 copies. Occasionally, Roma also curates exhibitions.

romapublications.org

Shirana Shahbazi & Manuel Krebs (CH)


Shirana Shahbazi is a contemporary Iranian-born photographer known for her large-scale installations. Often manipulating her medium as a conceptual gesture, she has hired Iranian artisans to paint her photographs as images on billboards or weave them into a rugs. The photographs, which are crisp and vibrant and made without digital tools, feature brightly colored geometric shapes, human bodies, and still lifes. Born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran, Shahbazi received her formal training at the Fachhochschule Dortmund and the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. The artist’s works have been exhibited at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Shahbazi lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Manuel Krebs (*1970, Bern, Switzerland) studied graphic design at the School of Applied Arts in Biel-Bienne. Together with Dimitri Bruni he established the graphic design studio NORM in 1999, and in 2007 Ludovic Varone joined the studio. NORM focuses on designing and publishing books and typefaces. Book design includes self-commissioned research in the field of type and graphic design, the most relevant being Norm: Introduction (2000), Norm: The Things (2002) and the recent Dimension of Two (2020).

Commissions include numerous collaborations with museums (MoMA, Tate Modern, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Triennale Milano, Kunsthaus Zurich, Museum for Gestaltung Zurich) and artists (Fischli & Weiss, Simon Starling, Christian Marclay, Kelley Walker, Shirana Shahbazi).

Examples for type design include the Simple typeface for Cologne/Bonn airport (2003), the corporate typeface for OMEGA watches, the typeface Replica (2008, lineto.com), the corporate typeface for Swatch (2010), and the typeface Riforma (2018, lineto.com)

shiranashahbazi.com
norm.to

Atelier Brenda (BE)


Atelier Brenda is a merged alter ego for two female designers —Nana Esi & Sophie Keij. Their practice is primarily a collaboration and a role play in which they focus on graphic design and creative direction. There is a continuous interaction between the cognitive and the subconscious. Their approach to graphic design is formed by a combination of nostalgia, tradition, zeitgeist and method acting. General themes and returning practices are experience, research, spacial design, dreams, spirituality and the ethereal and playful typography.

atelierbrenda.com

Elisa van Joolen (NL/IT)


Approach to clothing design is characterised by strategies of intervention and reconfiguration. Elisa's projects often reflect specific social contexts and emphasise collaboration and participation. They expose relational aspects of clothing and subvert processes of value production. Elisa's work has been recognised with a Han Nefkens Award (2016), Fulbright Award (2010) and nominated for the Dutch Design Award (2013) and New Material Award (2014). She participated in shows and exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Arnhem Fashion Biennial, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, New York Fashion Week, 5th Brazilian Design Biennial in Florianopolis, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, OCAT Art Terminal in Shenzhen and West Bund Art Center in Shanghai. Elisa holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2006), MFA from Parsons in New York City (2012) and was artist in resident at Iaspis in Stockholm (2016) and at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2019/2020). She was advisor for the Design Committee Creative Industries Fund NL (2017-2020). She teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In addition to running her own studio she founded together with Hanka van der Voet and Femke de Vries Warehouse, a place for clothes in context in Amsterdam.

elisavanjoolen.com

Laurenz Brunner (CH)


Laurenz Brunner (CH) runs an independent design studio focused on editorial and communication design, visual identities, and custom typefaces. The studio is currently situated in an old auto garage in Zurich, and has previously been based in London, Amsterdam and Berlin. Throughout his work Brunner explores equilibriums between high and pop culture, concept and improvisation, art history and science fiction.

In 2022 Brunner launched Source Type, an editorial platform and type foundry, where he collaborates with a diverse team exploring the effects of language, typography, and form on contemporary culture. Through Source Type he has published Rapid (2021) and Karl (2021). Previous releases include Bradford (2018), Circular (2014) and Akkurat (2004) with Lineto.

He’s a visiting professor at the Rietveld Academie and has been a guest critic at Art Center, Yale School of Arts, Werkplaats Typografie and ECAL. He has twice received the Swiss Federal Design Award, as well as numerous distinction from The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, The Best Dutch Book Designs and The Best Books from all over the World.

Recent and ongoing projects include Schauspielhaus Zürich, Studio Barnhus, documenta 14, Centre for Canadian Architecture, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Offprint Paris / London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and The Swiss Ministry of Culture.

laurenzbrunner.com
sourcetype.com

Estonian Academy of Arts & Åbäke (EE/UK)


The MA in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts is a new two year program based in Tallinn. It's currently made up of classmates Agnes, Alexandra, Anastasiia, Andrew, Carlo, Daria, Gréta, Helga, Mark, Michael, Oleksandra, Oliver, Patrick, Pierre, Rita, Shubham, Tex, and Urtina, with tutors Else, Julia, Laura, Lieven, Manuel, Ott, Rosen, Sara, and Sean.

www.eka-gd-ma.ee

Åbäke is a group of four people working from Stockholm and London since 2000. A primary source of inspiration for our works would be a contextual parameter, an encounter, a place or a constraint such as providing a bio of no more than 300 characters, even if it means that it can get interrupted in t

Venera Mustafa (RKS)


Venera Mustafa is a sculptor and a fashion designer born and based in Prishtina, Kosovo.
After graduating from Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Prishtina, Venera Mustafa moved to Paris. She studied fashion design – womenswear at “The École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode” ESMOD – Paris. Graduated in 2008, with a specialization in menswear in 2009. Upon returning to Prishtina in 2011 she established her namesake label “veneramustafa”. The studio, showroom is based in Prishtina, Kosovo where limited edition garments are created.

The aesthetic of the label is informed by the experience as a fine art sculptor. The shaping inspiration extends into Kosovo’s architectural history and its fragile political landscape; sensitive to the international forces that have historically shaped the region, more specifically its Ottoman and Socialist past. Drawing from the futuristic approach that brutalism had in the former Yugoslavia, specifically the synthesis of minimalism and pre-modern aesthetics that occurred in this turmoil deflecting movement. The design sensibility and process is further inspired by the shapes and patterns of vernacular Albanian skirt, a reoccurring and ongoing research into a black woollen ribbed skirt “xhubleta” that was worn in the Albanian highlands. In between diverse aesthetic influences combined with everyday life and the ever changing landscape in a post everything Kosovo, Venera Mustafa engages in defining a narrative around her personal experience part of “memory scapes” series; that frequently revolve around site specific landmarks and their stories.

As a devoted animal lover, and an environmentalist, producing in the context of Kosovo’s small market outside of global fashion schedules, Venera Mustafa has introduced, shaped her own process, and delivery. Engaging in, “in house” produce only, creating a space of comfort in experimenting with environmentally conscious fabrics, in small batches.

Worked close, with and for, Louise and Franck, Anne Valerie Hash, Craig Green, Henrik Vibksov. Collaborations throughout include, Majlinda Hoxha, Jakup Ferri, Bujar Sylejmani, Alban Muja, Flaka Haliti, Bardhi Haliti etc.

veneramustafa.com

Jonathan Castro Alejos (PE)


Jonathan Castro Alejos is a Peruvian graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam who works with sound, video, installation, and performance. His explorative-based practice oscillates between the real and the fictitious, assembling and reassembling collected raw materials embedded with different qualities and identities to reconstruct them into surfaces, objects, visual languages, and soundscapes.

jonathancastro.pe

Roma Publications (NL)


Roma Publications is an Amsterdam based art book publisher and design studio, founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems, and artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam. It is used as a platform to produce and distribute autonomous publications made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books. The publications so far are in editions between 2 and 150,000 copies. Occasionally, Roma also curates exhibitions.

romapublications.org


REDO


We would like to invite you to celebrate the tenth edition of REDO, the annual International graphic design and visual arts event in Prishtina, Kosovo. REDO is a three-day event in motion that brings together designers from around the world to create a discourse around the current issues within the practice of graphic design. Through a series of talks, music events, books, and tours of the city, REDO provides an opportunity for designers to get together in and around the city of Prishtina.

PROGRAM 2022


LECTURE PROGRAM


Friday, 7 October / 20:00–22:00
Location: Kino ARMATA
Shirana Shahbazi & Manuel Krebs (CH)
Estonian Academy of Arts & Åbäke (EE/UK)


Saturday, 8 October / 17:00–19:00
Location: Kino ARMATA
Jonathan Castro Alejos (PE)
Laurenz Brunner (CH)


Sunday, 9 October / 17:00–19:00
Location: Kino ARMATA
Elisa van Joolen (NL/IT)
Atelier Brenda (BE)


EVENTS


Saturday, 8 October
Location/Time: TBA
Launch of three new issues of the series “Exercises in Practical Mischievery” (#4, #5, #6) by Laura Pappa, Carlo Canun and Maki Suzuki
The series “Exercises in Practical Mischievery”, initiated by Laura Pappa in 2014, focuses on playful forms of self-expression as well as taking matters into one’s own hands. Earlier titles include “Yours Truly, Edna Welthorpe”, “I Vote For Yetta Bronstein” and “What Ever Happened to Fritz Rainer?”.


Saturday, 8 October / 21:00
Location: Rilindja
Venera Mustafa Collection Show


Sunday, 9 October / 21
Location: Kino ARMATA
Performance by Lukas Rehm (Lybes Dimem) on the occasion of the launch of '333' (published by Building Fictions, designed by Tatjana Stürmer and Rudy Guedj)


TEMPORARY BOOKSHOP


7–9 October
Location: Kino ARMATA
Roma Publications


NIGHT PROGRAM


TBA


TEAM


Organization: Bardhi Haliti, Vigan Hoxha, Nita Salihu
Homepage drawings: Samuel Nyholm
Web: Petrit Bytyqi

REDO Prishtina


Rr. Hajdar Dushi, Objekti 1-B, Nr. 1
Prishtina 10000
Kosovo
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TICKETS


€20 for the full conference.

For reservations, send an email to info@redoconf.com with your first and last name.


TRAVEL


The easiest and quickest way to get to Prishtina is to fly. There are direct flights into Prishtina, Kosovo from numerous European destinations, including Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Warsaw and Budapest.

Vienna to Prishtina (direct) 1 hour and 30 minutes
Istanbul to Prishtina (direct) 1 hour and 30 minutes
Basel to Prishtina (direct) 2 hours
Munich to Prishtina (direct) 2 hours
Berlin to Prishtina (direct) 2 hours and 30 minutes
London to Prishtina (direct) 3 hours
Paris to Prishtina, 4 hours
Amsterdam to Prishtina, 4 hours and 30 minutes


There are also many direct flights to Skopje, North Macedonia. Skopje is a one hour and 15-minute drive away from Prishtina.


SUPPORTED BY


Municipality of Prishtina
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport
Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia


PARTNERS


Kino ARMATA
Manifesta 14 Prishtina

PRINT


ViPrint



PARTICIPANTS 2019


Sandra Kassenaar & Bart de Baets (NL)
Lolina (Inga Copeland) (UK)
Urs Lehni (CH)
Adeline Mollard (CH)
Julie Peeters (BE)
Olga Prader (FR)
Alush Gashi (RKS)
Tetris (RKS)
Test Press Exhibition (NL)
Rollo Press (CH)
Kris Baha (AU/DE)


PARTICIPANTS 2018


Jim Shaw (US)
Jop van Bennekom (NL/UK)
Benjamin Thorel & Antonia Carrara (FR)
Marietta Eugster (CH)
Marnie Weber (US)
Daniela&Linda Dostálková (CZ)
HAMMER (CH)
Blerim Racaj (RKS/UK)
JA JA JA NEE NEE NEE (NL)
After 8 Books (FR)
Moonshine Monday (NL)


PARTICIPANTS 2017


Anna Haas (CH)
Girls Like Us (BE)
Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé (FR/BE)
Jonas Voegeli (CH)
Metahaven (NL)
Žiga Testen (AU/SLO)
Zgjim Elshani (RKS)


PARTICIPANTS 2016


ATLAS Studio (CH)
Veronica Ditting (UK/NL)
Maureen Mooren (NL)
NODE (DE/NOR)
Karl Nawrot (FR)
Ian Svenonious (US)
Samuel Nyholm (SWE)
Motto (DE)


PARTICIPANTS 2015


OK–RM (UK)
Jürg Lehni (CH)
Brian Roettinger (US)
Radim Peško (CZ/UK)
David Bennewith (NZ/NL)
Olivier Lebrun (FR)
Studio NOI (CH)
Sezgin Boynik (RKS/FI)
Moniker (NL)
Common Name (US)
De Stihl (FR)
San Seriffe (NL)


PARTICIPANTS 2014


Åbäke (FR)
Julia Born (CH)
Experimental Jetset (NL)
Cornel Windlin (CH)
Helsinki Type Studio (FI)


PARTICIPANTS 2013


Linda van Deursen (NL)
Gregor Huber & Ivan Sterzinger (CH)
Stefan Marx (DE)
Our Polite Society (NL/SE)
Angry Youth (RKS)


PARTICIPANTS 2012


Visar Arifaj (RKS)
Tabi Aziri (MKD)
Ajdin Bašić (SLO)
Agon Çeta (RKS)
Nikola Djurek (CRO)
Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (NOR)
Visar Ulaj (RKS/SE)


PARTICIPANTS 2011


Albian Gagica (RKS)
Fisnik Ismaili (RKS)
Jeton Morina (RKS/AL)
Yll Rugova (RKS)
Kushtrim Xhakli (RKS)
Vasjen Katro (ALB)
Bes Bujupi (UK)
Valon Sopi (RKS)