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Cristina Marí is program manager at Kosovo 2.0.

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LGBTIQ Individuals Continue to Suffer Discrimination Amidst Institutional Inactivity

By Cristina Marí

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Transsexual. Intersex. Queer. Probably too often, we refer to them as an acronym, “LGBTIQ,” and in a less insightful manner, “LGBT.” But they are more than...

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Haveit Reads Socially Censored Poetry to Prishtina

By Cristina Marí

I mjeri unë, jam rritë jetim,Njeri s’flet mirë per muO, dylber, dylberi im,T’baj rixha, o, ti me due! - Anonymous Protest performance group Haveit took to the streets of Prishtina yesterday (Dec....

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There Is Life After UNESCO – and Much Work to Do Too

By Cristina Marí

The General Conference of UNESCO rejected Kosovo’s bid to become its newest member last Monday (Nov. 9). With a two-thirds majority required, Kosovo was only three votes away from entering...

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UNESCO Rejects Kosovo’s Membership Bid — Reaction

By Cristina Marí

Today, the members of UNESCO, the UN-agency dedicated to Science, Culture, and Education, have rejected Kosovo's membership bid. A total of 171 member states participated in the vote, which finished...

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A Monument Between Brotherhood and Unity and Adem Jashari

By Cristina Marí

At the center of the city of Prishtina there is a monument to revolution. It is rarely thought of as such, but it has been occupying a privileged position for...

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REDO Starts Today With More Than 150 International Guests

By Cristina Marí

REDO International Graphic Design Conference is alive and kicking and about to start its new edition today (Friday, October 9) at Modelarium (18:00) in Prishtina. The conference, which this year...

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Women Take the Stage From Wednesday With FemArt

By Cristina Marí

With more than 100 artists and activists involved, FemArt kicks off tomorrow with the performance “Cracks Are How the Lights Get In,” by Deirdre Morris (USA).

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Tour de Culture travels to the mines

By Cristina Marí

If you love nature, history and fun, you better get your hands on a bike, because Tour de Culture is back. Tomorrow, Saturday 19, the eighth edition of Kosovo’s unique...

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“Art is the last space of freedom that is left” — Alfredo Jaar

By Cristina Marí

Alfredo Jaar, internationally acclaimed artist, architect and filmmaker will hold a talk tonight at Klubi i Boksit in Prishtina, an event organized by Stacion-Center for Contemporary Art, at 20:00.

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Erzen Shkololli Leaves the National Gallery – But What’s His Legacy?

By Cristina Marí

Erzen Shkololli leaves the directorship of the National Gallery of Kosovo today after four years of attempting to drastically transform the institution. Kosovo 2.0 spent a morning with him, discussing...

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“I Love Pop for What It Has Done to Society” - Petrit Ceku

By Cristina Marí

In spring 1999, Petrit Ceku almost suffered an anxiety attack. He had just survived a decade of oppression during Slobodan Milosevic’s regime. And in the wake of NATO’s military campaign...

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Listen to Lucy Walker: "Life Is Too Short to Be Boring"

By Cristina Marí

When a new film is being conceived, British documentary director Lucy Walker spends most of her time in the editing room. Her dedication to the process of creating a good...

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DokuFest 2015 Closes Today

By Cristina Marí

Edition XIV of the DokuFest International Documentary and Short Films Festival will end tonight. The closing ceremony takes place from 20:00 at Prizren’s iconic Lumbardhi Cinema, where the winners in...

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Not Only Films: Saturday @ DokuNights

By Cristina Marí

The other thing we love as much as great films is great music. And every year, DokuNights are an essential part of the DokuFest experience. Right after the projectors are turned...

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Not Only Films: Friday @ DokuNights:

By Cristina Marí

The other thing we love as much as great films is great music. And every year, DokuNights are an essential part of the DokuFest experience. Right after the projectors are turned...

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FILM REVIEW: Elephant’s Dream

By Cristina Marí

In the “Elephant’s Dream,” there seem to be no dreams, just life passing; the way in which we witness that life though, in Kinshasa, is indeed a new portrait that...

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K2.0 Speaks to Peter Sunde

By Cristina Marí

“Mark Zuckerberg is the dictator of the biggest country we’ve ever had” Peter Sunde (born Sweden, 1978) is quite sarcastic. At a recently held workshop during the second edition of DOKU:TECH...

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Not Only Films: Thursday @ DokuNights:

By Cristina Marí

The other thing we love as much as great films is great music. And every year, DokuNights are an essential part of the DokuFest experience. Right after the projectors are turned...

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Today @Dokufest: Kosovo 2.0’s Thursday Picks

By Cristina Marí

Every day throughout the course of DokuFest (August 8 - 16), Kosovo 2.0 will be sharing our top picks for the day, to help guide you through the festival’s vast...

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Not Only Films: Tonight @DokuNights

By Cristina Marí

The other thing we love as much as great films is great music. And every year, DokuNights are an essential part of the DokuFest experience. Right after the projectors are turned...

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FILM REVIEW: “I Am the People”

By Cristina Marí

At Farraj’s home in the city of Luxor, Egypt, the revolution that started in January 2011 in Tahrir Square, is followed on TV and in the newspaper. Farraj, just like...

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FILM REVIEW: Une Jeunesse Allemande (A German Youth)

By Cristina Marí

If you think you have little interest in Germany’s recent history, activism, politics, art, or all of these elements combined, “Une Jeunesse Allemande” (“A German Youth”) will convince you otherwise....

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Q&A: Max Gurvits @DOKU:TECH

By Cristina Marí

Over the weekend, we briefly caught up with Max Gurvits at DOKU:TECH for a short Q&A.

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TONIGHT: “Note on Multitude” Puts Kosovo’s Recent Exodus on the Screen

By Cristina Marí

“Note on multitude,” an 8-minute short film from Bosnian (and Kosovo resident) visual artist, Ibro Hasanovic, will be premiering tonight, 20:00 at DokuKino Pllato. The film, a black-and-white short, with...

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DOKU:TECH Day Two: Listen Up Entrepreneurs!

By Cristina Marí

DOKU:TECH’s second and final day at the Albanian League of Prizren was a day of inspiration and entrepreneurs. If on the first day the audience could learn what can (incredibly)...

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DOKU:TECH Day One Brings the Future to Prizren

By Cristina Marí

The second edition of DOKU:TECH kicked off yesterday at the magical League of Prizren venue with a few hundred enthusiastic people from Kosovo and abroad in the audience. A high-tech...

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Today @DokuFest: K2.0’s Saturday Picks

By Cristina Marí

Every day throughout the course of DokuFest (August 8 - 16), Kosovo 2.0 will be sharing our top picks for the day, to help guide you through the festival’s vast...

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DOKU:TECH Preview: Plenty of Pirates

By Cristina Marí

It’s not only films that will be taking over the city of Prizren in the coming days. DOKU:TECH, a high-level tech-conference that was held for the first time last year,...

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Mum Says: “Careful with the Water”

By Cristina Marí

I woke up last Sunday without water at home. I just thought it was gone either due to the usual summer annoying-though-justifiable-because-in-Shpend-we-trust water restrictions; or, because I lost my water...

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‘Thinking of You’: A collective healing among skirts

By Cristina Marí

Alketa Xhafa Mripa is a mother — "that's my first title," she says — and then a contemporary artist. Born in 1980 in the city of Peja, Xhafa Mripa was...

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Kosovars Walk With Pride Against Homophobia

By Cristina Marí

It was 1978 when American artist Gilbert Baker put together the colorful stripes of the rainbow flag for the first time. Today the flag represents freedom and pride for homosexual,...

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Ukraine Seeks Hope at La Biennale

By Cristina Marí

It is almost one and a half years since former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, suspended preparations for the implementation of an association agreement between the ex-Soviet country and the European...

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Kosovo Officially Opens Blue Playground at La Biennale

By Cristina Marí

When Kosovo President, Atifete Jahjaga, first stepped into Kosovo’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, she says her first thought was: “It’s blue, like our flag.”

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The Diplomatic Side of La Biennale

By Cristina Marí

The 56th edition of the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition is about to kick off, where Kosovo will open its own national pavilion today for the second time in the...

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Will Vucic make Belgrade the new Dubai?

By Cristina Marí

On June 27th, 2014,  Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic officially presented the “Belgrade on Water” or “Belgrade Waterfront”  project — a massive construction plan that will be developed on the...

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Flaka Haliti: Taking Speculation to the Highest Level

By Cristina Marí

Flaka Haliti is busy. Very busy. Soon, on May 6th, the doors of the Kosovo Pavilion will open for the second time ever at the prestigious Venice Biennial’s 56th edition....

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Home-court Advantage

By Cristina Marí

Editor's Note: Last night, at the start of the highly anticipated first game of the Balkan League finals between KB Sigal Prishtina and Bulgarian team BC Rilski Sportist, a moment...

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When Seeking Asylum Means Becoming a Prisoner

By Cristina Marí

Since the beginning of 2015, over 21,926 Kosovars have applied for asylum in Hungary. After being caught by police, some will be forced to enter one of Hungary’s asylum detention...

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7 Things You Should Know About the Protests in Kosovo

By Cristina Marí

Much has transpired over the course of the past several weeks in Kosovo. It may have taken you by surprise, since for six months no one moved a finger in...

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Citizens Continue Protests in Prishtina

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“Shopping and Fucking” in-yer-face

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Prishtina Welcomes New Art Space: LambdaLambdaLambda

By Cristina Marí

Prishtina’s artistic scene is often described as rich and alive. It is because of this factor that, in an effort to also enhance its qualities and bring opportunities to a...

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What Competing Alone Means to Me

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David France: “I don’t like when a director makes himself the star of the film”

By Cristina Marí

Kosovo 2.0 caught up with filmmaker David France yesterday afternoon. He directed "How to survive a plague" (2012), which tells the story of two activist groups fighting against the U.S....

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The many lives of Kosovo

By Cristina Marí

They say the winners write history. For those living in this Kosovo, winners or losers, history has been selectively written.

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Does the rise of the extreme right spell the end of EU enlargement?

By Cristina Marí

Almost 460 million citizens of 28 European Union member countries, including the recently incorporated Croatia, were called over the weekend to choose a new European Parliament.

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Banksy: with Syria, but without her

By Cristina Marí

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Kosovo played football, so did Kosovars

By Cristina Marí

*Editor's note (03.05.16): Earlier today, European football's governing body, UEFA, voted to admit Kosovo as a full member. This article was originally written in March 2014, following Kosovo's first FIFA-sanctioned...

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SkenaUp: “Honeymoon”

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Mapping Prishtina’s Mobility Barriers

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Dokufest: The Spark of Film

By Cristina Marí

This article was originally published in Kosovo 2.0's sixth magazine issue, Balkart. Click here to get your copy!

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ICI director Renaud Proch to visit Stacion

By Cristina Marí

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Demolishing the Eiffel Tower

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Flaka Haliti and Adela Jusic: Honored at the Oktobarski Salon

By Cristina Marí

Oktobarski Salon (the October Salon) is one of the most important art events in the Balkans. Dating back to 1960, the Salon has brought together some of the region's most...

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How Do Kosovars use the Internet?

By Cristina Marí

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Kosovo Elections (According To Twitter)

By Cristina Marí

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The Artists Of Tomorrow

By Cristina Marí

The National Gallery of Kosovo opens at 7 p.m. tonight for the “Artists of Tomorrow” exhibition, curated by gallery director Erzen Shkololli. Four finalists — Shpend Havolli, Shota Bukoshi, Artan...

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Bullying in the news: failed

By Cristina Marí

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Lessons from Belgrade Pride Week

By Cristina Marí

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Metropol: Playing At Journalism

By Cristina Marí

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Playing with the dark corners of Prishtina

By Cristina Marí

Video and photography by: Matko Bulent

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Connecting People: Balkan Express 2013

By Cristina Marí

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Ahmet Ogut and the anonymous resistance

By Cristina Marí

He was supposed to land in Prishtina last Sunday, but delayed his flight for three days in order to continue protesting in Istanbul against the regime. Ahmet Ogut (Diyarbakir, 1981)...

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Love without borders

By Cristina Marí

Internationals in Prishtina are a legion, and their stay in Kosovo is usually temporary. The short amount of time they spend here conditions relationships, flirting, love-stories and life-plans, usually inside...

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“Where does your husband work?”

By Cristina Marí

Businesses and government missions have led many accomplished women to Kosovo. They’ve given up their own pursuits to follow their partners, and against their inclinations have become “housewives.” But following...

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Tim Pool is at Taksim Square!

By Cristina Marí

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Did you pay your power bill this month?

By Cristina Marí

Yll Rugova is graphic designer, but for the past few weeks he has seen himself, many of his friends and strangers, undergoing an intensive crash course on energy and finances...