Rina Gosalci currently manages the Education and Communities Programme at the interdisciplinary institution the Centre for Narrative Practice, Manifesta 14 Biennial’s legacy in Prishtina. She made important contributions to the culture and education sphere in Kosovo, through her role as the manager of education projects within Manifesta 14 Prishtina and through her work within the Culture Directorate of the Municipality of Prishtina. She has pushed forward alternative models of education as a supplementary approach to formal education, with the aim of including culture and art as tools in schools. Her work within the Municipality of Prishtina solidified her commitment to a public/civic approach to revitalization and repurposing of abandoned cultural buildings. Rina has coordinated education, art and culture projects also within Kino ARMATA, an alternative cinema in Prishtina, and the Kosovar Youth Council, a youth-led education organisation.
Besides her professional skills, Rina is also an artist and a photographer. Her main focus lies in documentary photography, capturing impactful moments of societies, communities, human rights, and environmental concerns. Through analogue photography, Rina is dedicated to bringing attention to vital social issues. She has been part of independent photography programmes such as Kino ARMATA’s Neo_School module on Documentary Photography with her project ‘Solemn Gaze’. Her work has also been exhibited in collective exhibitions including ‘Safe Space / Safe Place’ in Vienna – Austria, and in Foundation 17’s documentary photography exhibition with her project ‘Kosovo’s Recycling Heroes’, highlighting the recycling efforts of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo.