Mapping Subculture Movements: Skopje

Publication, 2023
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To understand Prishtina’s pre-existing cultural ecosystem, especially outside of that which is supported and endorsed by institutions, Manifesta 14’s Education and Mediation Department in collaboration with the community centre Termokiss, initiated a research project which attempted to map and trace histories of self-organised cultural initiatives in Kosovo’s capital and two other key cities linked to it, Tirana in Albania and Skopje in North Macedonia.

Mapping Subculture Movements in Prishtina, Tirana and Skopje consist of three separate booklets that highlight the research done in each city, delving into subcultural movements to help understand why they happened, how they thrived, how they communicated with each other, what their legacy is today and, perhaps most importantly, their healing effects during a period of political transition and isolation.

Design by Studio Permanent: Nita Salihu Hoxha, Urtina Hoxha and Elvira Thaçi.


From its inception, Manifesta has made publications an integral part of the biennial process as a way to document different elements of each edition, from the pre-biennial process to an in-depth look into our diverse programmes.

Through these publications, we aim to foster dialogue, expand knowledge and create a lasting legacy for each biennial edition. From in-depth essays and insight from Manifesta’s director, creative mediators and a wide variety of stakeholders, to captivating visuals and behind-the-scenes glimpses, our publications provide a comprehensive exploration of the ideas and concepts explored during our biennial.