Bains des Pâquis: Public Bath for the People, by the People in Geneva

Forget the UN buildings, private banks and fancy boutiques, the best place in Geneva is the city’s beloved public lido: Bains des Pâquis. Originally founded in 1872, but reconstructed in modernist style in 1932, Bain des Pâquis are not only a great place to get a dip in Lake Geneva, but a spa centre, restaurant and a positive social experiment all rolled into one. The … Continue reading Bains des Pâquis: Public Bath for the People, by the People in Geneva

Pokretači #66 Mladen Stojsavljević – Bubamara Gelato / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona ili pomozite jednokratnom donacijom preko PayPala! Posle studija i rada za međunarodnu korporaciju u Milanu, Mladen Stojsavljević je odlušio da pokrene gelateriju u Beogradu. Pričamo o Bubamari, ali i o napornom radu i teškim odlukama iza njegovog slatkog poduhvata. Zanimaju vas priče o hrani i ugstiteljstvu? Onda probajte i intervjue sa pokretačima Ispeci pa Reci, New Balkan Cuisine, … Continue reading Pokretači #66 Mladen Stojsavljević – Bubamara Gelato / Beograd

Swisstacular walk between Schönried and Rougemont

Today I went on probably the most beautiful hike of my life, between two villages in Switzerland‘s famously glitzy area around Gstaad . The walk encapsulated almost all that is great about the country: fantastic scenery dominated by Le Rubli, multiculturalism (Schönried is German-speaking, while Rougemont is French-speaking), and strong sense of local pride and history. There was also a touch of Gstaad over the … Continue reading Swisstacular walk between Schönried and Rougemont

Post Tenebras Lux? Life In One of Europe’s Richest Cities.

How do millennials fare in one of the richest cities of Europe? We interview two Genevans to find out.  After studying international relations, M. (30) works in HR for a global financial institution in Geneva. She always thought she would pursue a career in development, and even spent a gap year teaching French in an orphanage in Senegal. She remember fondly her humanitarian time. It … Continue reading Post Tenebras Lux? Life In One of Europe’s Richest Cities.

British Aisles

My first serious relationship with organised religion and an adult began while I was studying in Oxford. One of my best friends, a devout South African, mentioned he was going for a Sunday evensong at New College, and a few of decided to join him – albeit more for the aesthetics of listening to wonderful music inside a famously ornate medieval chapel, than for the … Continue reading British Aisles

Pokretači #65 Iva Brkić – Galerija 1250 / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona ili pomozite jednokratnom donacijom preko PayPala! Iva Brkić je jedna od pokretačica Galerije 1250 – prve galerije u Beogradu posvećene autorskoj keramici. Pričali smo o njihvoj prelepoj keramici, saradnji između kreativaca koja se dešava u Čumiću, kao i njenom putu od Matematičke gimanzije do primenjene umetnosi. Beleške All Nut Spice Up Moj tekst o Ivinoj i mojoj gimnaziji … Continue reading Pokretači #65 Iva Brkić – Galerija 1250 / Beograd

Best “Made in Serbia” Gifts

“Made in Serbia” should be a much bigger thing than it is currently. The country is full of artisans and entrepreneurs, old and new, making fantastic things, but we do not give them enough credit. Indeed, due to the deprivation and harsh sanctions during 1990s  even many locals tend to look down on local produce and prefer foreign wares – but  Serbian producers are making … Continue reading Best “Made in Serbia” Gifts

How Ivan Meštrović brought the Kosovo Myth to life

In 1911, Ivan Meštrović, a Croatian sculptor raised in Dalmatian backwater and educated in Vienna, who was hailed as one of the greatest of his generation and a successor to Rodin,  caused the first of many political stirs in his life. Instead of exhibiting his monumental, secession-inspired works to show the glory and grandeur of the imperial Austro-Hungary during the 1911 international art exhibition in … Continue reading How Ivan Meštrović brought the Kosovo Myth to life

Pokretači #64 Stefan Lalić – Ćao Šećeru / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona ili pomozite jednokratnom donacijom preko PayPala! Ćao Šećeru je jedna od mojih poslastičarnica u Beogradu koja se specijalizuje za veganske kolače sa smanjenim sadržajem šećera. Stefan, koji sa svojom suprugom Jelenom, stoji iza cele priče je fascinatan sagovornik koji se bavio najrazličitijim stvarima, od fudbala, preko pisanja do copy-writinga. Beleške Stefanov blog About page Ćao Šećeru Moje preporuke … Continue reading Pokretači #64 Stefan Lalić – Ćao Šećeru / Beograd

Pokretači #63 Tijana Grumić / Beograd

Jedna od najboljih mladih dramskih spisateljica i dramaturškinja u Srbiji, Tijana Grumić, o pisanju drama, uticaju kulture u društvu ali i stanju u pozorištima van Beograda i Novog Sada. Beleške Stvaranje Čoveka u Ateljeu 212 Nečista Krv u Pozorištu Bora Stanković u Vranju IS Petnica Petnica International seminar Intervju Ivana Brkljača iz Morkin House-a sa Tijanom Radio drama Stvaranje Čoveka Moj tekst o ovogodišnjem Venecijanskom … Continue reading Pokretači #63 Tijana Grumić / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (43): Last days of Yugoslav socialist consumerism

While many emphasise worker-ownership or its non-aligned anti-imperialist foreign policy as distinctive features of Yugoslav socialism, for me one of the most striking ways it differed from the countries behind the “Iron Curtain” is its deep openness to Western consumerist culture. Indeed, if you ask average former Yugoslavs what the main difference was between them and their supposed ideological comrades in the Warsaw pact, they … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (43): Last days of Yugoslav socialist consumerism

Pokretači #62 Dr Ana Ranitović – Kampster / Beograd/Groningen

Gošća je Dr Ana Ranitović, suosnivač i direktor onlajn platforme za online učenje Kampster, koja olakšava učenje sve od programiranja do onlajn marketinga. Kao osoba sa najrazličitijim profesionalnim iskustvima, od rada sa ženama zanatlijama iz jugo-istočne Srbije do doktoriranja antropologije na Oksfordu, Ana je podelila i svoje poglede na balansiranje života na poslu i onoga van, brain drain iz Srbije, kao, i veliku korisnost sociologije … Continue reading Pokretači #62 Dr Ana Ranitović – Kampster / Beograd/Groningen

Sećanja Gojka Garčevića na II zasedanje AVNOJa u Jajcu

Ovu priču o putovanju između Kolašina i Jajca na drugo zasedanje AVNOJa 1943. kao i utiske sa samog zasedanja, zapisao je moj deda, Gojko Simata Garčević, koji je bio jedan od delegata koji su tamo predstavljali Narodno Oslobodilačko veće Crne Gore i Boke. Moj deda je rođen u Nikšiću, 1902 godine u trgovačkoj porodici, a umro je u Beogradu 1967. Pre rata, on je studirao … Continue reading Sećanja Gojka Garčevića na II zasedanje AVNOJa u Jajcu

Hidden Belgrade (42): Art for The People!

Public art in Belgrade is back in fashion with many ambitious projects completed and planned. They range from the sculptural/architectural collaboration between Turner prize-winning Richard Deacon and widely acclaimed local sculptor Mrđan Bajić to the future gigantic monument to  the founder of the most successful of Serbian medieval states, Stefan Nemanja, made by the acclaimed Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov. There have also recently been two … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (42): Art for The People!

Pokretači #61 Matija Belković i Matija Hrkać – Cogito Coffee / Zagreb

Matija Belković i Matija Hrkać su pokretači Cogito Coffee Roasters , jedinstvenog zagrebačkog brenda kafe koji je zbog svoga izuzetnog kvaliteta uspeo da se proširi ne samo po Hrvatskoj, već i internacionalno. Pričali smo o njihovom interkontinentalnom uspehu, od Filadelfije do Dubaia, ali i o vrednosti studiranja filozofije i rastućoj zagrebačkoj craft sceni. Beleške Kraći intervju od pre par godina Članak o Cogitu u Buro24/7 Pratite Pokretače … Continue reading Pokretači #61 Matija Belković i Matija Hrkać – Cogito Coffee / Zagreb

#60 Dr Jelena Žarkovic Rakić o nejednakosti i ekonomiji – FREN, Ekonomski Fakultet / Beograd

Dr Jelena Žarković Rakić je vanredni profesor i docent na Ekonomskom fakultetu, Univerziteta u Beogradu i direktor FREN-a. Pričali smo o ekonomskoj nejednakosti u Srbiji, “inovativnoj državi” i važnosti dobrih ekonomskih diskusija za Srbiju. Beleške i preporuke za čitanje Sjajan članak Dr Žarković Rakić o našim tajkunima i njihovom “neoliberalizmu” (i njeni ostali članci na Peščaniku) Studija o dohodnoj nejednakosti iz 2017 Thomas Piketty i … Continue reading #60 Dr Jelena Žarkovic Rakić o nejednakosti i ekonomiji – FREN, Ekonomski Fakultet / Beograd

The Diary of Diana Budisavljević – Review

The best thing about The Diary of Diana Budisavljević (styled for international audiences without those confusing Slavic last names as “The Diary of Diana B.”) is that this film was made at all, considering all the various barriers to this story being told. Its titular character, Diana Budisavljević (nee Obexer) has only recently become recognised as an unsung heroine of the very bloody WWII in … Continue reading The Diary of Diana Budisavljević – Review

Pokretači #59 Vanja Puškar – New Balkan Cuisine / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Vanja Puškar je jedan od najuzbudljivijih chefova u regionu zbog svoje želje da (re)afirmiše lokalne proizvode i učini domaću, balkansku, kuhinju uzbudiljvijom. Pričali smo o njegovoj odluci da pokrene svoja dva restorana u Beogradu, Iris i Iva, insipiraciji iza koncepta New Balkan Cuisine, ali i o tome kako naš pristup prema hrani određuje i pristup prema … Continue reading Pokretači #59 Vanja Puškar – New Balkan Cuisine / Beograd

Pokretači #58 Dejan Vučetić o Olgi Jevrić – Kuća Legata / Beograd

Dejan Vučetić, kustos u Kući Legata, o Olgi Jevrić (1922-2014, velikoj legatorki i skulptorki čije je revolucionarno delo osvežilo jugoslovensku umetnost i privuklo pažnju Tate Modern-a. Pričali smo o brilijantnoj karijeri Olge Jevrić, promociji njenog dela i tome kako izgleda biti kustos i štiti nečije delo. Njena dela možete videti do sredine novembra 2019. u Narodnom Muzeju u Kraljevu, a planirano je i postavljanje njenih … Continue reading Pokretači #58 Dejan Vučetić o Olgi Jevrić – Kuća Legata / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (41): Occult Belgrade

Given Belgrade’s long and bloody history it is almost a wonder that there is not a larger number of stories of hauntings and other occult occurrences. This is even more remarkable considering that Serbia has a long association with and interest in the occult – from being connected with vampire crazes since 18th century (we invented the word after all), to its prominent role in … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (41): Occult Belgrade