Here is a selection of projects on which the Serbia group worked last year in the second edition of the summer school.
Navigator: Zora Kostadinova
Crew: Alex Heaton, MOYROUD Bastien, Eleni Andreadi Marinakou, Nguyen Le Nhat Linh, Andy Chan, Zara Khanche, Sinthu Sridharan, Maros Matis, Dumebi Ochem
Istok ljubi Zapad [East kisses West] Author: Alex Heaton Where exactly does east end and west start? On a spherical planet everywhere is east of somewhere else just as it is also west. Only when we imagine a smaller area such as a continent is it easier to have an east side and a west … Continue reading Thoughts on “Up, Down and Across the River; The Danube through Travellers’ Eyes”
Miloš Crnjanski (in Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Црњански) (1893 – 1977) was a poet and a novelist, born in the Hungarian town of Csongrád, to Serbian parents. Together with the Nobel Laureate Ivo Andric, he is considered as one of the founding fathers of Yugoslav literary Modernism. The life of Crnjanski is, in many ways, one … Continue reading Serbian Writer Miloš Crnjanski: Global Citizen who believed we are all connected
Serbian language can be written in both alphabets: Cyrillic and Latin. The Cyrillic alphabet dates back to 860 when the Byzantine Christian missionaries and brothers Cyril and Methodius played an important role in Christianization of the Slavs. The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet (Serbian: српска ћирилица / srpska ćirilica) was reformed/revised in 1818 by Serbian linguist Vuk … Continue reading The Serbian Alphabet: Cyrillic and Latin
Author: Andy Chan Danube—Дунав (Dunav) I was born and raised in Hong-Kong. As funny as it may sound, my first encounter of the Danube was not from a history textbook, or the news, but my arranged piano score “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II. This classical waltz was my first, and possibly the only … Continue reading My First Encounter of the Danube
Author: Nguyen Le Nhat Linh Coming from a totally different continent, the Danube is a new topic to me. With its connections to the European cultures, I find it really hard to relate to both through my own personal experience and my academic background (which is very mathsy). Long in the history of humankind, rivers … Continue reading The Mekong and the Danube: Rivers and Friendships?
Currently close to 40 000 Serbs live in the United Kingdom. Most Serbs settled in London after W.W. II. In more recent times, the wars in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1999) also influenced migrations of Serbs to the UK. The Serbian Embassy is located at: 28 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB. The Serbian Embassy in London … Continue reading Serbia in London
Hello Serbia! Здраво Србија! Serbia is a southeastern european country (in Serbian: Republika Srbija). Serbia has a total population of around 7,200,000 people and 88,361 km2 of area. Majority population is Serbian (83%), but there are also Hungarians, Roma and Bosniaks. The majority of Serbians speaks the Serbian language (srpski jezik). The country covers the southern part of the … Continue reading Welcome to Serbia
Roksanda Ilincic is a Serbian-born fashion designer whose work has become famous among the London fashion community because of its dramatic vibe. Thanks to her dramatic and chic designs she attracts a high profile clientele. Roksanda’s most famous fans include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Emma Stone and the actress Keira Knightley. Her taste for fashion has … Continue reading Roksanda Ilinčić – Danubian Fashion and Fusion in London
Serbian -English Cuisine in London: Paya and Horse Authors: Eleni Andreadi Marinakou and Alex Heaton From the outside it seemed like an average London pub, but Serbia revealed herself inside. We sat at the bar and tried to devise a plan to learn more about the Balkan language and culture. First we examined the menu, … Continue reading Serbian Food in London: “only meat and spice, not like American hot dogs.”
The Church of Saint Sava was built in 1903, originally dedicated to St. Columba, an Irish abbot. In 1952 however, it was established as an Orthodox Church under the power of the Serbian Patriarch in Belgrade and the Anglo-Scandinavian administration. Lady Paget helped set up the church, primarily for the Royalists who fled Yugoslavia after … Continue reading Serbia in London – The Church of St. Sava a short video
Author: Zara Khanche In Britain we may be aware of Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke and Adam Smith, whilst in France prominent thinkers such as Jean Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire spring to mind. In Serbia, it was Dimitrije Dositej Obradovic (1739-1811) who championed the age of reason, a period of reflection, free thinking and … Continue reading Dositej Obradovic’s voyage towards Serbian Unity via London
This short documentary film is the Serbian group’s contribution to the UCL Global Citizenship Summer School 2014. It was voted the best video on the Summer School closing ceremony. It tells the story of Tijana Tasich who grew up along the Danube river, how she came to the UK and why she misses the Danube. … Continue reading Tijana Tasich: Why I Miss the Danube