Bekim Ramku is an architect, urban designer,curatorand criticbased in Kosovo. Apart from running Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) and Prishtina Architecture Week (PAW) Bekim heads an Office of Urban Design+Architecture a multidisciplinary practice based in Prishtina. He received his Architecture Engineering Diploma from Prishtina University and his Masters in Housing and Urbanism from the AA School of Architecture in London. He also served as a Research Fellow at MIT’s Department of Urban & Spatial Planning in Cambridge, USA. Bekim is the founding chair of the DoCoMoMo National Chapter in Kosovo and founding member of the Future Architecture Platform.
He serves as a consultant and expert for European and Global agencies and initiatives, as an independent expert for the Mies Van der Rohe Awards, as an international expert for Bloomberg’s “Global Designing Cities Initiative”, and as an Architecture and Planning Consultant for the World Bank GSURR. Previously, he served as the Curatorial Advisor to Martino Stierli, the Philip Johnson Head Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and as the Commissioner to the Kosovo Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition in 2012 and 2014. Past three years he also served as an advisor to the Kosovo Minister of Culture.