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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 […]

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Second-hand buying culture is flourishing in Finland, especially in summer, when you can just grab a blanket, go to a park and place your soon to be sold clothes and items on that, and just enjoy a beautiful day and other people’s company while getting rid of your stuff you no longer need. Second-hand buying […]

Cooperation of Creativity and Brain magics (Creagic)

Your mind is full of magic, go ahead and discover them. Creativity is the key that opens doors for your future. It is a powerful tool to use, but don’t look for it in your toolbox, because it is inside you. Usually, you get confused and complicated about how to use it or think whether […]

The Ballad of Jayne

“She was like that… she would send you pictures you took togetherso that her smile could haunt you from your photo album she would put on a thick layer of red hot lipstickevery 20 minutes so that you wouldn’t even dare to kiss her she would leave pencil-written messages in the poetry books you’d lend […]

Tender eyes to reality: the possibility of beautiful grandeurs

I am currently reading “Anna Karenina”, written by Liev Tolstoi, and one of its passages left a huge impact on me: the character Dolly was having a happy moment with her children all around her, while another character, Liévin, was walking into her direction. She was feeling especially delighted with his presence, because no one […]

VOICES September 2020

Our homes have become more familiar to us in these past months than ever. This year the summer was about discovering your neighborhood and traveling through the country you are living in. One can’t say it has been easy but it has brought us beautiful things to our lives after all. This has been the […]

Silence is the moment between two claps.

Most of the time we only talk about what happens, what is being said, what makes noise and demands our attention. Rarely we pay attention to what happens in between, when nothing happens. When everything is silent. When the only thing you can hear is the whispering of the wind or the creaking of the […]

How I will change society: Lina Staškevičiūtė

Lina is a 22-year-old multimedia designer from Lithuania living in Denmark. She is a professional hitchhiker, traveler, dreamer, and burner. She runs several art and community projects at Institut for(X) in Aarhus, Denmark. Among other projects, she started Aarhus Burns and “Foodsharing” Aarhus. Lina was selected for the project “European Youth at the frontlines of […]