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VOICES December 2020

For the 15th anniversary of the creation of Volunteers Centre Skopje, let’s go back to the future! Nikola Stankoski (Director and Founder of VCS) provides us with a unique insight into the origins of this pioneering NGO. He shares with us the spark that ignited his willingness to initiate this adventure with communicative good vibes. […]

Queen of the Viola

Tuba Ozkan, associate professor at Mersin University, aka queen of the viola. She is a professor, a teacher, and a musician. The thing that makes her special is her capability of working in different environments and with different kinds of people. She can teach an 8-year-old student in the morning and the next day she […]

From Passion to Profession

­A language story about Lindsay Williams Dobuan is a language spoken by about 100.000 people on an island off the coast of Papua New-Guinea. It is a small language, rather unknown outside perhaps of linguistic circles. Yet, in a small-town library in the middle of England, language enthusiast Lindsay Williams was quite surprised to stumble […]

Dream or reality?

“To be lucid is to doubt everything” – Marie-Josée Christien “Am I not dreaming?” is the question most frequently asked by people who are trying to have lucid dreams. But what is it? It is a dream during which the dreamer is conscious of dreaming. Have you ever come face to face with an unimaginable […]

Philosophical approach to “The Lion King”

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” – Mufasa Movies help us, to better reflect on, and understand our lives [1]. Musical drama movie, named “The Lion King”, produced by Walt Disney Picture, […]

Socially Distant

When the Covid-19 Pandemic began, only a few might have thought that it would bring such huge impacts so quickly! Now that we’re approaching winter and the „long foreseen“ second wave seems to just begin, I have been thinking a lot about the flaws of our modern society that are (probably) more visible than ever […]

A kingdom united in its fascinating beauty

The diversity which can be observed throughout the United Kingdom is in my opinion truly breath-cutting. From the splendid scenery surrounding the prestigious University of St Andrews to the eclectic neighborhood of Camden lock in London on the one hand and Clifton Suspension Bridge on the other hand near Bristol and Wales, there are plenty […]

The true colors of fashion

“The most environmentally sustainable jacket is the one that’s already in your closet” – Lisa Williams The pollution caused by textile and apparel manufacturing is worsening day by day. The textile industry is the second most polluting industry on the planet, after the petrochemical industry. In recent decades, clothes have become cheaper and due to […]

How the Internet can help us deal with social distancing

If staring constantly at our phones, living an online life, was what kept us from really enjoying what was happening around us before the pandemic, today the situation is quite different. Humans are social beings and if they can’t be next to other people, they sure find another way to communicate. During the pandemic, that […]

The singular story of the month: Chi va piano va sano

On the one hand, instantaneity is sometimes seen as a way of life. On the other hand, some people decide to go off the beaten track and decide to act following a more slow-living pace. Let’s travel to the heart of breath cutting Tuscany to discover how this paradigm could be put into practice. The […]

Indonesia, the land of unity in diversity

Did you know that Indonesia has the most populous island in the world? Java, the main island, hosts over half the country’s total population of 270 million people for a land area of around 130 000 km². In other words, it means that over 135 million people live in an area as big as Greece. […]