Category Culture

Waterworld may no longer be a sci-fi scenario

The United Nations has recently approved a project called “Oceanix City”, which develops a floating city for the seas off Busan in South Korea to pioneer a new mode of living amid sea-level rises. Let’s give an overview. On 18th November of this year, the city government of Busan signed an agreement with Oceanix, a […]

Be ready for Ready Player One ! 

The term “metaverse” was coined and described for the first time in 1992 by Neal Stephenson, an American sci-fi writer, in his novel “Snow Crash.” Decades later, this concept has been translated into reality, so much so that it applies to different applications such as video games, musical events, or professional meetings. How is the state of […]

3D-Printed houses may announce the big revolution ever in construction

According to its semi-annual report published by the IDC (International Data Corporation) on the 8th of January 2019, 3D printing (or three-dimensional printing) industry has steadily developed over the past few years. It has gradually opened up new fields of application. What are the different 3D printers that exist today? What can these technologies offer […]

Inflation is hitting hard across the globe

The spectre of the covid pandemic has often been feared, but as the time goes by, its effects are increasingly visible. A significant part of the world faces a severe inflation and no one can really predict how long it will last. What are the causes and the characteristics of this inflation? Here are parts […]

Into the Wildfires

Hard scorchers, no rain – during the last weeks, many woods lighted up. Especially Greece and Turkey, but also parts of Macedonia, were hit by the wildfires. Many people lost their houses and properties, some even their highest property – their life. Wildfires seem to become more frequent and stronger every year, so it’s high […]

One week of European movies – Cinedays in Skopje

For one week Skopje turned into a hub for movie and festival lovers. Between the 15th of July to the 22nd of July, twelve recent European movies were played on open-air locations across the city. Usually the “Youth Cultural Center” (MKC) hosts the Cinedays during November, but the pandemic required a new planning. For the […]

Andrej Pavlov – Industrial Designer and contemporary artist

Andrej Pavlov (24), Industrial Designer and contemporary artist exploring shapes created from single continuous line. Most of his work is based on portraits and shapes representing human body, inspired by people’s energy, emotions and creativity spread around him. Pavlov’s art consists unique expression, following peculiar language where aesthetic, physical and spiritual concepts coexist in line […]

Ahoy from New Zealand, sailors!

Back in the days, I had the wonderful chance to travel to New Zealand for three weeks. I went to a few places, for instance, Christchurch, Rotorua, or Queenstown. While I was in Auckland, I dedicated time to visit the very nice national Maritime Museum. Are you ready to go out into the open sea?

Sauna and Löyly – the most important cultural heritage of Finland

Experiencing Sauna is most of all about washing and relaxing. For Finnish, it’s a lifestyle, like a ritual.

Why do we like horror movies?

Sweaty hands, heart racing, stomach dancing in our belly. The adrenaline flows through our bodies. We crave symptoms that would usually let us petrified even though our entire body was screaming “RUN”. But why? Why would we want to simulate a terrifying experience, on purpose? Why would we want to make our bodies believe that […]

A JOURNEY TO THE FAR WEST OF FRANCE

“Bretons are everywhere, it’s the French mafia!” – Emmanuel Macron Bretons will tell you that heaven exists, in the far west of France. Brittany is a unique region due to its strong cultural identity. Even though it became part of France in the 16th century, the duchy remained very much different from the rest of […]