Curator, Museum of Mitrovica // Writer
Collective memory is something that you either feel or don't; either you’re a part of it, or not. So my approach is that we just have to give more love and grow the city in that way.
Nora Prekazi is an ethnologist and poet who works as a curator for the Museum of Mitrovica. Born and raised in the divided city, Prekazi is interested in the ways in which art and positive storytelling from within can help rebuild communities. “We have political tourists here, and journalists, lots of journalists. You cannot understand the city in two days. You cannot write about the city in two days because you will write it wrong,” said Prekazi, who said that she believes foreign journalism has contributed to negativity among locals. “Mitrovica faced a lot of migration even after the war. We’re trying just to inspire younger generations to not leave.”