Pokretači 2.07 Mirjana Đurđević – Patkov Vinograd / Krčedin

Nagrađivana spisateljica, profesorka i, od skora, ko-pokretačica Patkovog Vinograda, Mirjana Đurđević je renesansna dama 21. veka. Uz “Kneza Miškina”, pričali smo o tome da li se samo idioti upuštaju u vinarstvo u Srbiji, nerazumevanju za šarm italijanskog rizlinga ali i o tome koji su dobri razlozi za pisanje, i kako znati u koje projekte se vredi upuštati.   Beleške lorenzokakalamba Nežni i plemeniti Knez Miškin po … Continue reading Pokretači 2.07 Mirjana Đurđević – Patkov Vinograd / Krčedin

Hidden Belgrade (30): Neimar –  Belgrade’s First Leafy Suburb

During Belgrade’s population boom in 1920s and 30s, its better heeled citizens decided that they wanted to create suburban neighbourhoods which would guarantee them a degree of comfort away from the town’s hustle and bustle. While then, like now villas in neighbourhoods of Senjak and Dedinje were considered the best addresses in town, the educated (upper) middle classes sought also wanted to get away from … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (30): Neimar –  Belgrade’s First Leafy Suburb

Pokretači 2.06 Nikola Otašević – Refdash / Mountain View, CA

 Gost je Nikola Otašević iz dalekog Mountian View-a, suosnivač i CEO Refdasha, startupa koji želi da unapredi i pojednostavi regrutovanje IT inženjera. Pored priče o tome kako izgleda pokrenuti stratup u Silicijumskoj Dolini, Nikola je govorio i o bitnosti eksperimentisanja u biznizu i životu, o filozofiji radikalne iskrenosti s kojom se susreo u hedge fondu Bridgewater Capital i o tome kako i da li je … Continue reading Pokretači 2.06 Nikola Otašević – Refdash / Mountain View, CA

Pokretači: 2.04 Stefan Knežević, Beograd

Stefan Knežević je uspešan muški model koji je od Milana do Šangaja radio sa mnogim vodećim svetskim i domaćim brendovima kao što su D&G, Boggi, Cockta i časopisima kao GQ, Esquire i Men’s Health. U ovoj epizodi on priča kako izgleda život u modnoj industriji, od stalnih kastinga do glume u bolivudskom filmu i velikog pitanja šta posle. Beleške Stefanov Instagram profil #fashionphotography #photoshoot #by … Continue reading Pokretači: 2.04 Stefan Knežević, Beograd

Belgrade’s Socialist-era Interiors

With a MoMA exhibition of Yugoslav-era brutalist architecture coming up in the summer, countless photos of Spomenici (aka WWII monuments) making weird architecture listicles and the never-ending appeal of mid-century architecture, it seems like a high time for Serbia to start preserving its Socialist-era architectural heritage, including its peculiar interiors. Although there have been some notable public efforts recently, like reconstruction of Belgrade’s Museum of … Continue reading Belgrade’s Socialist-era Interiors

Hidden Belgrade (28): The Wall of Undesired Things

All those following the contemporary art scene, know that one man’s trash these days is not only another’s man potential fortune, but actual exhibit-able art. Guided by this logic, the almost permanent, seemingly curated collection of debris found on the wall of 26 Hilandarska street in Stari Grad, can be considered a rare instance of folk, collaborative street art installation. According to the Serbian press, … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (28): The Wall of Undesired Things

Serbia and Albania: Know Thy Neighbour

In October 2017, I went to Tirana for a conference about relations between Serbia and Albania, jointly organised by the Albanian Institute for International Studies and the European Movement in Serbia. One of the topics of the conference was the public perception of the relationship between the two countries, which made me instinctively shudder. Despite the recent displays of friendship between the Albanian Prime Minister … Continue reading Serbia and Albania: Know Thy Neighbour

Pokretači: 2.03 Burek Stankoski, Pančevo

  Sada već kultni burek Stankoski sa kolenicom, kiselim kupusom, piletinom i gorgonzolom ili četiri sira, privlači ljude širom regiona u Pančevo. Iza ove prelepe kombinacije starog pekarstva i savremenih ukusa stoje Svetlana i Danilo, čiji put do “viralnog bureka” je krenuo od gubitka posla, vodio preko dugih meseci učenja pekarskog zanata i, posle medijske pažnje, doveo do još napornijeg svakodnevnog rada da se mušterijama … Continue reading Pokretači: 2.03 Burek Stankoski, Pančevo

Finding Count Vronsky in Serbia

In 1878 Leo Tolstoy somewhat abruptly ended the story of desperate and broken Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina by sending him to Serbia to fight in the Serbo-Turkish War of 1876-1878, where he sought adventure, or even death, as penance for his famously ill-fated affair. A century and a bit later, this slightly inelegant end to the story of one of the protagonists of this … Continue reading Finding Count Vronsky in Serbia