Pokretači #57 Dr Ana Russell-Omaljev – Contemporary Balkan Art / London

Dr Ana Russell-Omaljev o radu na promociji kreativaca sa Balkana u Londonu kroz Contemporary Balkan Art (CoBA) i naporima da se percepcija našeg regiona ispravi kroz sjajnu umetnost koja se ovde stvara. CoBA takodje organizuje Southeast European Future Festival čije je najskorije izdanje bilo u septembru 2019-e u Rich Mix kulturnom centru u Shoreditch-u. Beleške Anina knjiga o identitetima u Srbiji Divided We Stand: Discourses … Continue reading Pokretači #57 Dr Ana Russell-Omaljev – Contemporary Balkan Art / London

Rediscovering the Magic of the Gusle

The first time I heard live gusle singing, a UNESCO-protected Serbian national ritual, was not fortuitous. I was fifteen, and my stern Serbian teacher took our High School class to a local library to hear poems and stories written by fellow high-schoolers. The boredom of this dreary event was somewhat lifted when one guy decided to perform his longish poem, written in traditional decasyllabic verses, … Continue reading Rediscovering the Magic of the Gusle

Pokretači #56 Maja Necić i Dijana Novaković – Studio AUTORI / Beograd

Još od 2008-e, Studio AUTORI je jedan od najboljih reprezenata novog talasa u arhitekturi i dizajnu u Srbiji i regionu. Od njihovog prvog projekta, co-working huba Mokrin House (epizoda sa njima je na linku ovde), pa sve do dizajna splava Pristan, AUTORI su stvorili prepoznatljivu estetiku i vratili ambiciju i polet domaćoj sceni. U ovoj epizodi, Maja i Dijana dele svoja iskustva u stvaranju ovog … Continue reading Pokretači #56 Maja Necić i Dijana Novaković – Studio AUTORI / Beograd

Pokretači #55 Nikola Šimšić – Šime / Beograd

Nikola Šimšić Šime, bodybuilding takmičar, lični trener iFitPass ambasador, o čarima i mukama bodybuildinga, kao i o stvarima o kojima bi trebalo da mislite ako odlučite da idete u teretanu. Beleške Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell Times na Facebooku! Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Continue reading Pokretači #55 Nikola Šimšić – Šime / Beograd

Pokretači #54 Srđan Šajinović – East to the Sun / Banja Luka

East to the Sun je putopisni blog, na kome Srđan opisuje svoje avanture po uzbudljivim destinacijama, od Mongolije, preko Irana, pa sve do putovanja po Balkanu. Beleške East to the Sun – Instagram i Twitter Prvi post iz Dečana Priče iz Irana Saveti o putovanjima Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell Times na … Continue reading Pokretači #54 Srđan Šajinović – East to the Sun / Banja Luka

Hidden Belgrade (40): National Assembly’s Grand Interior

Built in 1936, on the spot of the former Batal mosque, and just across the road from the royal place complex, the National Assembly building, was built to impress the power and ambitions of the ill-fated Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The outdated, Belle Epoque grandeur of its exterior was based on a design by Konstantin Jovanović in 1892, (later modified by Jovan and Petar Ilkić in … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (40): National Assembly’s Grand Interior

Pokretači #53 Keel – Nenad i Srđan Tomić / Beograd

Gosti su Srđan i Nenad Tomić iz Studija Keel, koji su svoju ljubav prema vaterpolu pretočili u sportski brend koji se od garaže na Voždovcu proširio na sve kontinente. Linkovi Keel-ov Instagram profil Andrija Prlainović Vaterpolovesti.com Keel škola vaterpola za decu Keel Cup u Beach vaterpolu Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell … Continue reading Pokretači #53 Keel – Nenad i Srđan Tomić / Beograd

Going “Down South”

Apart from expressions of admiration for the beauty we were almost constantly seeing, the most common conversation topic within my group touring Serbian heritage sites in Kosovo and Metohija was hushed and almost embarrassed question: „Why did you decide to come here?“.  It was closely followed by an admission, that seemed to unite all of us : “My friends and family thought  that I was … Continue reading Going “Down South”

Ezra Koenig and the Incredible Buffness of Being

If there is something like a leitmotif to the last two Vampire Weekend albums it would be “I don’t want to live like this… but I don’t wanna die”. It first appeared in the middle of their relatively dark third album, Modern Vampires of the City, on the multi-layered, feverish “Finger Back” and then reappeared on the deceptively sunny, deeply political “Harmony Hall” the, lead … Continue reading Ezra Koenig and the Incredible Buffness of Being

Morava Style: Medieval Serbia’s Majestic Swan Song

When I first laid my eyes on Ravanica’s Church of Ascension last spring, it became apparent why medieval Serbia’s first and last autochthonous architectural style inspired so many artists through the centuries, from the graceful architecture of Branko Tanazević to the subtle poetry Vasko Popa. That cold April morning, I could not peel my eyes from the intricate rosettes and writhing mythical animals, which enlivened … Continue reading Morava Style: Medieval Serbia’s Majestic Swan Song

20 Yugosphere songs from 2010s that you have to hear before 2020

As the last summer of 2010s is slowly coming to an end, I thought that it was a high time for a listicle celebrating songs from countries of ex-Yugoslavia that marked the past decade for me. I don’t want to claim that they are the best songs made in the past decade in the region, nor a fair representation of what is going on on … Continue reading 20 Yugosphere songs from 2010s that you have to hear before 2020

Northern Italian Road Trip: Central Tuscany, a bit of Liguria and Turin

For me, there is no better country to travel around than Italy. It was the first foreign country I visited when I was 3, and the country I most often went back to (without ever living there), and the place that I could spend each holiday exploring. This time around, a friend and I decided to treat ourselves with an 8-day-long road trip around northern … Continue reading Northern Italian Road Trip: Central Tuscany, a bit of Liguria and Turin

The Many Charms of Yugohotels

Hotels and resorts of Socialist Yugoslavia got a lot of press in the past few years (two examples here), especially as every summer more and more foreign tourists are heading to its coasts and cities over the summer. This recent fascination with ‘Yugohotels’ is more than just due to the trendiness of the Eastern Adriatic coast in the past few years, or the hipsterish love … Continue reading The Many Charms of Yugohotels

Best of Belgrade June 2019: Ultimate Belgrade Eating and Drinking Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve done a list of Belgrade’s best spots for eating and drinking. Part of the reason is my laziness, and the other part is that in the past few years, there has been a boom in the offer. While before there were a few new places worth checking out every month, now there is enough to lose track (thankfully insta-fiends … Continue reading Best of Belgrade June 2019: Ultimate Belgrade Eating and Drinking Guide

Faces and Blossoms of Art Nouveau in Serbia

From the curvy floral beauty of the Subotica’s Synagogue to the Morava-style inspired rosettes on Belgrade’s telegraph building, Art Nouveau architecture takes various shapes in present-day Serbia. This diversity was in large part because this sensuous new style, originating in late 1800s France, was used as an artistic expression of national romanticism that gripped Europe those days. Back in early 1900s, north of the Sava … Continue reading Faces and Blossoms of Art Nouveau in Serbia

Northern Macedonia: (Quint)essential Balkan Country

Stunning scenery, beautiful historic sites and friendly faces are what you can find almost anywhere in Northern Macedonia. During both of my recent trips to the country, I was in equal measures surprised by the how wonderful many of its sites are – from the ruins of Marko’s Fortress in the dramatic hills over Prilep to the bustling Bitpazar market in Skopje – and shocked … Continue reading Northern Macedonia: (Quint)essential Balkan Country

Pokretači #52 Daniela Stanković i Jovana Antić – Koozmetik / Beograd

Pokrenut 2015., Koozmetik je sad već poznat po svojim prelepo dizajniranim prirodnim kozmetičkim proizvodima najvišeg kvaliteta, a od skora možete posetiti i njihovu prelepu radnju u Višnjićevoj 2 na Doćolu. Sa Danielom Staković i Jovanom Antić sam pričao o tome kako je izgledalo izgraditi brend u novom polju i o mukama s kojima se susreću perfekcionisti u Srbiji. Beleške View this post on Instagram Jedan … Continue reading Pokretači #52 Daniela Stanković i Jovana Antić – Koozmetik / Beograd