Year: 2016

Learning Pain

by Emma Woods SIT Fall 2016 College of Wooster BELGRADE/PRISTINA, Serbia has been trying to join the European Union, but many of its citizens still have a passionate anti-western sentiment. These feelings are largely connected to a 1999 NATO bombing campaign over the war in Kosovo. The ruins of some of the bombed buildings in …

Learning Pain Read More »

Mind the Pothole: Belgrade by Bike

by Jose Bernardo Reyes Facio SIT Fall 2016 Lake Forest College BELGRADE, As Vladimir Martinovic bikes through the streets of Belgrade, people randomly greet him like a lifelong friend. Offering tips-only bike tours is an unusual way of making a living, but one that has won him many friends among cyclists, activists and entrepreneurs all …

Mind the Pothole: Belgrade by Bike Read More »

Serbia’s Pride Served With Fries

by Bernardo Reyes Facio SIT Fall 2016 Lake Forest College BELGRADE, The restaurant “Stari Beograd“, Serbian for “Old Belgrade,” is a gem for food lovers hidden in East Belgrade. Decades-old editions of “Politika”, the oldest newspaper in Serbia, are posted on the restaurant walls, bearing headlines like ‘Great Yugoslavia’ and ‘The Year of the Reform.’ …

Serbia’s Pride Served With Fries Read More »

Balkan Transitional Justice | Changing Belgrade Street Names: A Sign of the Times

This story was first published in Balkan Transitional Justice on July 26, 2016. by Leah Willingham SIT Spring 2016 Mount Holyoke College For 70 years, Marko Cabric’s family has lived in the same apartment building on the same street in Belgrade. Yet, in that time, they’ve had four different addresses. This is not unusual for many Belgraders. …

Balkan Transitional Justice | Changing Belgrade Street Names: A Sign of the Times Read More »

Balkan Transitional Justice | Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

This story was first published in Balkan Transitional Justice on July 6, 2016. by Carolyne Paletta SIT Spring 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Djordje Bojovic was 19 years old and fearful the first time he visited Kosovo. Although there are four buses running between Belgrade and Pristina each day, the young Serb did not …

Balkan Transitional Justice | Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides Read More »

Collaborative Performing? The Contested Nature of Theater in Belgrade

by Sarah Edwards SIT Spring 2016 Whitman College During my interviews and conversations with people in the theater community, I found this unexpected tension between alternative and institutional forms of theater and the accompanying forms of collaboration. This tension expressed itself in numerous ways, but it was best highlighted by certain controversies surrounding “Romeo and …

Collaborative Performing? The Contested Nature of Theater in Belgrade Read More »

Out and About in Sarajevo

by Matthew Zarenkiewicz SIT Spring 2016 Villanova University “The more time you spend in Sarajevo,” a local Sarajevan friend said to me one bright Sunday morning, “The quicker you’ll realize that it is a lie.” It was the second week of my research project on queer activism in Sarajevo since 2008, and he asked me …

Out and About in Sarajevo Read More »

Scroll to Top