Pokretači #71 Ljubica Milutinović – NITI / Beograd, Brus

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Ljubica Milutinović iz NITI designed kilims&blankets o osvežavanju tradicionalnih šara savremenim dizajnom, traženju tkalja po Srbiji i lepotama i mukama u dovodjenju starih zanata na tržište u 21. veku ‬ Beleške i linkovi Niti.rs Intervju u Milica Magazinu Zanat Ako volite istoriju domaćih zanata i dizajna pročitajte ove priče (na engleskom) o Hirstiforu Crniloviću, velikom sakupljaču … Continue reading Pokretači #71 Ljubica Milutinović – NITI / Beograd, Brus

Pokretači #70 Mladen Lišanin – Institut za Političke Studije / Beograd

Mladen Lišanin, iz Instituta za Političke Studije, o svom putu od muzike do akademskog rada, razlici između analitičara i onih koji se akademski bave političkim temama, kao i sjaju i bedi slavske političke analitike. Beleške Herni Kisindžer – Diplomatija Ako vas interesuju teme vezena za akademski život u Srbiji poslušajte i epizode sa dr Aleksandrom Alorić (fizika), dr Jelenom Žarković Rakić (ekonomija) i Dejanom Ritićem … Continue reading Pokretači #70 Mladen Lišanin – Institut za Političke Studije / Beograd

Pokretači #69 Kristina Cvjetičanin – Strength Training Pančevo / Pančevo, Beograd

Kristina Cvjetičanin iz Strength Training Pančevo, šampionka u powerliftingu, o tome kako je krenula da se bavi ovim, sve popularnijim, sportom, i kako joj je dizanje velikih težina ojačalo ne samo telo već i duh. Beleške Starting Strength – Mark Rippetoe Alan Thrall Barbell Medicine BuffDudes Interesuju vas sport i fitness? Poslušajte i moj intervju sa Nikolom Šimšićem i Milošem Erićem iz Sportifica. Pratite Pokretače … Continue reading Pokretači #69 Kristina Cvjetičanin – Strength Training Pančevo / Pančevo, Beograd

Dr Milutin Velimirović: A Serb in pre-WWII China

“With great interest and special pleasure I set off on a trip to that ancient and mysterious land: land of queued hair and opium, tea and silk, land of one of the oldest peoples in the world, whose existence we could have doubted due to its enormous distance and unknowability. In front of me was an entirely separate world, special, remote culture, which until recently … Continue reading Dr Milutin Velimirović: A Serb in pre-WWII China

Belgrade 2020: Three Things to Look Forward To

I got burnt last year by making a list of things to look forward to in Belgrade in 2019. Two out of four did not come to pass (Chinese Cultural Centre and St Sava Mosaics), and the restored Palilula market only opened in the last few days of 2019. Still, I decided to press on this year, out of spite to the general chaos surrounding … Continue reading Belgrade 2020: Three Things to Look Forward To

Pokretači #67 Zoran Milenović – Vila Milenović / Rajac

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona ili pomozite jednokratnom donacijom preko PayPala! Zoran Milenović iz Vile Milenović, etno smeštaja u selu Rajac kod Negotina, je podelio svoju priču o putu od rada na radiju u Zaječaru do povratka na porodično imanje, o lepim i napornim aspektima života u prelepom selu kao što je Rajac i naravno, o tom na šta treba da obratite pažnju … Continue reading Pokretači #67 Zoran Milenović – Vila Milenović / Rajac

Magic of Epiphany in Serbia

The Feast of Epiphany, which according to the Julian calendar falls on January 19, is the day with some of the most colourful rituals in Serbia as it marks the end of Christmastide. Given it is the day when, according to the New Testament, Jesus’s divine mission became apparent to the masses after his baptism in the river Jordan, most of the folk rituals surrounding … Continue reading Magic of Epiphany in Serbia

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

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

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

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

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