The Refugees Who Built Modern Belgrade

A century ago, twin revolutions enveloped Imperial Russia, already weakened by participation in World War I. The February Revolution dismantled the centuries-old autocratic system by ousting the Tsar, while the October Revolution marked the rise of the Bolsheviks who were to emerge victorious from a five-year civil war against the remaining royalists and other opponents, and ultimately proclaim the Soviet Union. This turmoil, which set … Continue reading The Refugees Who Built Modern Belgrade

Westsplaining the Balkans

Twenty years ago, while the embers of war in Bosnia and Croatia were still smouldering, Bulgarian historian Maria Todorova published “Imagining the Balkans”. In this seminal work, she detailed the ways in which the Balkans have been perceived and documented for centuries both home and aboard – most often as a somewhat brutal and uncivilised forecourt of Europe. Todorova called this discourse “Balkanism” as homage … Continue reading Westsplaining the Balkans

Pokretači 1.15 Nemanja Cerovac

  Želite da pokrenete nešto sledeće godine? Pre nego što to uradite poslušajte savete “serijskog” pokretača Nemanje Cerovca. Nemanja ima izuzteno iskustvo na domaćoj start-up sceni: od već izuzteno uspešnog Fishing Bookera, preko platforme za digitalne nomade Laptop Friendly, do Rafdasha, novog projekta za upošljavanje progamera u Silicijumskoj dolini. Iako je ova epizoda duža, ona zaista vredi – pretresli smo puno toga: od investiranja u … Continue reading Pokretači 1.15 Nemanja Cerovac

Christmas in Serbia: A Beginner’s Guide

Probably the most confusing thing about Serbia to foreigners —after the fact that it is not Siberia— is that Christmas is celebrated on 7 January. Technically, however, it is not. It is celebrated on 25 December according to the Julian calendar, which is still in use by the Serbian Orthodox Church. However, this calendar is 13 days out of sync with the more commonly used … Continue reading Christmas in Serbia: A Beginner’s Guide

10 ways to win at winter in Belgrade

There is no denying that Belgrade is a city best enjoyed from April to October. Apart from the cheer over the extended holiday season (lasting roughly from Gregorian Christmas on 25th December to Julian New Year on 14th January), between November and March, the city is quieter, people are more irritable, while grey dilapidated facades and rusty infrastructure show themselves more against the gloomy winter … Continue reading 10 ways to win at winter in Belgrade

Pokretači 1.14 Mindy

Mindy je edukativna i kreativna igirica sa velikom idejom: ona želi da pomogne mališanima koji pate od poremećaja pažnje i hiperaktivnosti (takođe znani kao ADHD ili ADD). Stefan Branković, njen pokretač, nam je pričao o ideji iza njegove sjajne igrice, njenom razvoju i kako je Mindy bio deo Global Impact Acceleratora koji je deo SLUSHa, prestižnog okupljanja startoupva u Helsinkiju. Mindy je bio jedan od … Continue reading Pokretači 1.14 Mindy

Hidden Belgrade (23): Jalija, Belgrade’s lost Jewish neighbourhood

“Immediately connected to Dorćol, which […] had a completely oriental look, there was a Jewish mahala [district], which was mostly inhabited by Jews from Spain (…). However, even though next to Solunska [Thessaloniki street], whose name reminds us Serbian pretensions, we find Jevrejska [Jewish], Mojsijeva [Moses] and other streets with names from the Old Testament, there is no ghetto in Belgrade. The Serb, who was … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (23): Jalija, Belgrade’s lost Jewish neighbourhood

Pokretači 1.13 Kukica

  rva regionalna emisija sa Kukicom iz Podgorice! Beleške i linkovi Kukicu možete kontaktirati preko njihovog sajta, Facebooka i Instagrama. M:telova start-up akademija i novi hub “Digitalna Fabrika”, se nalaze ovde. Zanimljivu priču o The Badgeru, start-upu sa bedževima možete pročitati ovde. Priča o Beeand.me, startupu sa pametnim košnicama, je ovde Pinjate iz Kotora su ovde. Sviđa vam se šta ste čuli? Lista prethodnih epizoda Pokretača je ovde.  … Continue reading Pokretači 1.13 Kukica

Serbia’s Magic Mountain

Rising majestically above the rolling hills of Eastern Serbia, Rtanj mountain has long captured the imagination because of the strange, pyramidal shape of its highest peak, Siljak (1560m). The mountain’s reputation for the otherworldly goes way back, as a local legend says the mountain was the site of a castle of a powerful (and bling-loving) wizard who decked it out with gold and diamonds, before … Continue reading Serbia’s Magic Mountain

Druga strana svega (2017)

Uprkos nagradi za najbolji dugometražni film na IDFA, dobrom prijemu na Filmskom Festivalu u Torontu i skoro jednoglasnom obožavanju u anti-nacionalističkom, pro-demokratskom delu srpske javnosti “Druga strana svega” Mile Turajlić, ne uspeva da stvori koherentnu priču, niti da dovoljno istražuje mnoga zanimljiva pitanja koja postavlja, pa na momente deluje kao vema dobro producirana montaža porodičnih videa i arhivskog materijala Razlog za to je najmanje što … Continue reading Druga strana svega (2017)