Recycling and clean-up programs having mixed success

Recycling and clean-up programs having mixed success

In a small office south of the Bill Clinton statue in Pristina, Nora Cukaj scrolls through a picture album on Facebook. The page for her organization —Let’s Do It Kosova – is filled with pictures from projects across the country. With a bright red fingernail, she...
A monument highlights environmental issues, but has limitations

A monument highlights environmental issues, but has limitations

The plastic Reclamation installation covering the Newborn monument was torn off last weekend to reveal the swirling designs of rivers, trees and recycling symbols once again. Newborn’s environment theme highlights an issue that is sometimes left as a last priority....
Divided mining complex oxidizes amid multiple truths

Divided mining complex oxidizes amid multiple truths

More than just a bridge on the Ibër River splits Mitrovica, Kosovo. In South Mitrovica, the sky mixes with flags from Kosovo, the United States and Albania. People exchange euros for espresso and rakia, a strong brandy of the Balkans. Cars blow past street signs...
Newborn reclaimed with mixed reactions

Newborn reclaimed with mixed reactions

The Newborn monument’s Reclamation generated a storm of public discourse after the creator and U.S. journalist Lauren Peace installed it on Friday, June 7. Since Fisnik Ismaili first revealed Newborn on February 17, 2008, the day of Kosovo’s independence from Serbia,...