Author Archives: Voices

Mama Miti – Mother of Trees

Wangari Maathai – eco-warrior, activist, Nobel Peace prize laureate. Can planting one tree really make a difference? It can, if you let it grow into a movement to preserve nature, protect forests and livelihoods of rural communities. If you plant more and more trees in the backyard of an authoritarian government, to bring about change […]

Why Earth? Because of you

We have heard a lot of stories and theories about Earth. Some voices say Earth is a special place, unique in the whole galaxy, other voices instead say that it could be like any other planet. We are different, that’s why we have our own opinion about what Earth means for us. For me, it […]

Photography – Krume Kirovski

Sometimes we search for the beauty and happiness far away, but most of the time it is right in front of us. To see it, we have to look and dive within and around. This is what I realized not being able to travel outside of our own country for the past months. The beauty […]

UJI ËSHTË JASHTËTOKËSOR

Diçka me të cilën përballemi çdo ditë kur lajmë, pijmë, gatuajmë. 60% e trupit tonë përbëhet po nga e njejta. Mund të notosh në të e të ecësh mbi të. Avullohet në ajër dhe sërish kthehet në tokë si lëng. Mendojeni për një moment këtë- uji është me të vërtetë i çuditshëm. Mund ta gjesh […]

ВОДАТА Е ТУЃА

Нешто со кое се соочувате секојдневно при миење, пиење и готвење. Шеесет проценти од телото ви е составено од тоа. Можете да пливате во неа и да одите над неа. Во воздухот испарува, а на земјата се враќа како течност. Замислете се за момент – водата е навистина чудна. Ја има насекаде – и во […]

Water is an alien

Something you face every day by washing, drinking, cooking. 60% of your body is made of it. You can swim inside of it and walk on top of it. It steams in the air and comes back to the ground as a liquid. Think about it for a minute – water is really weird. It […]

Charming lake Prespa

In the most beautiful environment, everything light blue, sun shining, happy children running around, people laying under shadows avoiding the burning sun, taking cooling breaks in the sparkling, crystal clear water. Only astounding nature wherever your eyes can see. Our small friend group went on a weekend trip to lake Prespa. Because of the unusual […]

Fiction – Macedonian modern rock band

On June 2016 three guys in their twenties gathered to their first rehearsal and so was born Fiction – Macedonian modern rock band, acoustic trio between three friends. The guys are sitting side by side, discussing on Macedonian their point of view to the upcoming interview. We are sitting in Beertija Pub with rain banging […]

The green city shall sprout again

Skopje Light Art District was arranged again for the third time on 19 – 22 of August in Skopje, Macedonia. An event which is uniting art, technology and science, past, present and future, city and nature by using the language of light. This year the cultural events have been on a break because of the […]

Illegal trafficking of cultural goods

Imagine something really precious for you and yours – say, a ring or a painting that has been in your family for generations, a statue from the church you frequent that has been there since the foundation of your town. Imagine it got stolen and resold, maybe online. You wouldn’t like it, right? Wouldn’t you […]

The tale of the expatriate and the migrant

In the aftermath of my studies abroad and the frame of my current deployment in Skopje, I recently wondered what are the implications of defining someone either as an expatriate or an immigrant, why there are these two options with unclear boundaries for seemingly similar realities. First, it should be recalled neither the polysemic word […]