Hidden Belgrade (47): Belgrade’s First Modern Hospital

Opened on 1 May 1868 on the property of the famous benefactor Ilija Milosavljević Kolarac, Belgrade’s first modern hospital was situated right in the middle of a somewhat unsavoury Palilula district by the Vidin road. It was one of the many projects by the reformist Prince Mihailo Obrenović in his bid to remake Belgrade and Serbia as a (central) European country, rather than an Ottoman … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (47): Belgrade’s First Modern Hospital

Pokretači #76 Dekadenca / Beograd

Velika dama Beogradske drag-scene Dekadenca o lokalnoj sceni, Teriju Pračetu i kako možete da učinite samoizloaciju zabavnijom. Fotografije: Tamara Antonović Beleške Dekadencin Facebook, Twitter i Twitch Wyrd Sisters Efemerne Konfesije Teri Pračet 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 #76 Dekadenca / Beograd

Pokretači #75 Vladana Putnik Prica o Beogradskom nasleđu – Distrikt 6 / Beograd

Gošća je dr Vladana Putnik Prica, istoričarka umetnosti i pokretačica udurženja građana Distrikt 6 koje se trudi da popularizuje arhitektonsko nasleđe Beograda.Sa Vladanom sam pričao o izazovima u pokretanju takvog jednog projekta, ali i o zanimljivim crticama iz arhitektonskog razvoja Beograda, od Korunovićeve Pošte do nikada izgrađene monumentalne Katerdale, kao i o načinima da zaštitimo ono što imamo. Beleške Vladanino istraživanje o Sokolskim domovima DOCOMOMO … Continue reading Pokretači #75 Vladana Putnik Prica o Beogradskom nasleđu – Distrikt 6 / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (46): Within a Budding Grove

What is currently Belgrade’ Botanical garden was foundedin 1890 on what used to be outskirts of the city, on the estate of Jevrem Obrenović, (the grandfather of then King Milan Obrenović and the youngest brother of Prince Miloš Obrenović) after whom it is still called “Jevremovac”. This, however, wasn’t the first nor the intended place for the botanical garden in Belgrade. The first iteration of … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (46): Within a Budding Grove

Pokretači #73 Marko Đorđević – Moj Jutarnji Smeh / Beograd, Kragujevac

Marko Đorđević, reditelj i scenarista filma Moj Jutarnji Smeh o priči iza ovog sjajnog filma, radu sa Nebojšom Glogovcem i tome zašto nema više realnih ljudskih priča u našoj kinematografiji. Beleške Moj Jutarnji Smeh FB page (gde javljaju vesti o novim projekcijama) i IMDb unos Markov intervju za Oblakoder Ako vas interesuju film i dramske umetnosti poslušajte epizodu sa Lazarom Bodrožom i sa Tijanom Grumić … Continue reading Pokretači #73 Marko Đorđević – Moj Jutarnji Smeh / Beograd, Kragujevac

Hidden Belgrade (45) Sava Centar: Yugoslavia’s Global Stage

When I asked Maja Necić from AUTORI, one of the leading contemporary architecture and design studios in Serbia, for any buildings that inspire her work, she took a pause and then immediately said: Sava Centar. Designed by Stojan Maksimović, one of Yugoslavia’s most promising architects who was in his 40s at the time, and built between 1976 and 1979, it was mean to be the … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (45) Sava Centar: Yugoslavia’s Global Stage

Where to go in Serbia in 2020?

Spring is almost here, and given the global Corona virus health scare it will probably make sense to keep travels local in the next few months. Following the tradition of my recommendations from 2019 here are a few suggestion on what to check out in Serbia in 2020. Niš appeal Serbia’s third largest city, with the second largest airport in the country, is unjustly overlooked … Continue reading Where to go in Serbia in 2020?

Pokretači #72 Uroš Nedeljković – Nedeljković Law / Daljine.rs – Beograd

Uroš Nedeljković o tome kako je biti advokat, ali i svojim ekstrakurikularnim projektima, od њњњ.србовање.цом do Daljine.rs. Beleške Uroš na Tviteru Epizoda sa Srđanom Šajinovićem iz East to the Sun Interesuje vas šta sve pravnici mogu da rade? Poslušajte epizodu sa Natašom Račić, mecosopranom Narodnog Pozorišta. 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 #72 Uroš Nedeljković – Nedeljković Law / Daljine.rs – Beograd

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

Hidden Belgrade (44): Derelict Showcase of Modernity’s Greatest Evil

Staro Sajmište was built as an art-deco fairground to promote modernisation of Yugoslavia by providing the newest wares and technologies, mostly from the West. It was opened by a consortium of local businessmen on September 11, 1937, with a few expansions (notably the Turkish and German pavilion) constructed in 1938, based on the designs by Rajko Tatić, Miroslav Lučković and Đorđe Lukić. It was the … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (44): Derelict Showcase of Modernity’s Greatest Evil

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