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

Horrific Things to Do in Serbia

If you thought bad trains, crumbling roads, tacky hotels and dodgy kafans are the worst you can expect when visiting Serbia, prepare to be frightened. Serbia offers many super-natural ways to die, be abducted by paranormal forces or just suffer at the hand of the locals. It isn’t all that bad: these scary, orientalising stories inspired Marina Abamović’s interesting Balkan Erotic Epic and a group … Continue reading Horrific Things to Do in Serbia

Autumnal Road Trip Down the Drina

One of my favourite family trips was going rafting on the Tara river in the summer of 2011. Back then, I had little knowledge of how beautiful the nature is in the Balkans, and was sad that I will not get the chance to explore it at leisure as I was set to move half-way around the world (that, thankfully, did not happen, but I … Continue reading Autumnal Road Trip Down the Drina

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