- Future of Borders
Co-Founder / Team Leader
Leutrim Fishekqiu is a visual artist and industrial designer. His education started in Sweden, and continued in Kosovo and Turkey. During his work, he has organized various cultural events, and is the author of several artworks (installations), mainly in public spaces. His work is focused on conceptual designs, industrial design and interior design, including sculpture, art installation, and painting. In his work he deals with social and cultural topics mainly focused on environmental issues. He is also artistic director of Alarm Design Studio, a company which operates in the field of art production, interior and industrial design. He has recently become a board member of the Prizren network of cultural organizations.
Co-Founder / Education Program Leader
Vatra Abrashi is a pedagogue. She graduated from the University of Prishtina’s Faculty of Philosophy with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in pedagogy. She is almost in the end of her studies on bachelor degree in Speech and Language Therapy at Heimerer College in Prishtina. She worked for 4 years in the Council for Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms as a leader of various projects working toward the protection of minority rights, gender equality and children’s rights. During that period she completed the School for European Integration (KCSF) and School of Politics (PIPS). She has organized various educational programs and has recently been licensed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in the provision of social and family services in Kosovo. Since 2013 she works as a pedagogue in the Counseling Center at SOS Children’s Villages Kosovo and from this year at her new company in Prishtina, “Kolibri”.
Co-Founder / Production Leader
Barış Karamuço graduated with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in photography and cinema from the Istanbul Mimar Sinan University, where he is currently doing a PhD in Sociology and Philosophy. He also works as a documentary photographer. In his artistic works, he deals with various topics, mainly on Kosovo’s past, and continues to work to protect local values and cultural elements, which have unfortunately been forgotten. His works are focused on the theory of cinema, stories and video documentaries. Currently he teaches photography and cinema at the University for Business and Technology (UBT) in Prishtina.