ART & ARTISTS
George Richard Manus, 85 years old, and his brother Ronald Manus, 87 years old (family’s original last name was Minici) are the last living relatives in the family that have memories of the Arbëreshë language and stories, songs, and old passed-down refrains or sayings from their grandparents who were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese, also known as Vakarici, in Calabria, and immigrated to America.
#OurHeroines: This International Womens Day, we’re celebrating Mrika Nikqi, and other strong women and girls who inspire and speak up for an Equal Future!
We join fellow EUNIC members in saluting women who have expanded our sense of actual possibilities.
A Special Lecture with Sir Noel Malcolm and General Wesley Clark, welcoming remarks, followed by a discussion lead by Professor Nicholas C. Pano and Dr. Elez Biberaj, joined by Mr. Richard Lukaj and director Dino Korca hosting.
The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigious” and New Yorker “strange and exquisite”, will join us to discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.
Albanian Institute was awarded the London Design Biennale 2016 Public Medal, for the exceptional design contribution to the 2016 theme, Utopia By Design.
Dino Korca will be in conversation with Biennale Director Dr. Christopher Turner about the idea of progress, where the pursuit of the idea is more interesting than the final destination.
Albanian Institute New York is pleased to announce that it will represent Albania at the inaugural London Design Biennale 2016.