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KREATIVNA RADIONICA: SHIBORI TEHNIKE

Popularni sindrom „nemam ništa za obući“ imali smo čast doživjeti nekolicinu puta; ponekad i više puta tijekom istog dana. Dok naši ormari pucaju pod pritiskom silne odjeće koja, u mraku te drvene kutije, sniva vječni san na kojem bi joj i sama Trnoružica zavidjela, priroda je ta koja izvlači deblji kraj. 

Svi znamo da su divovi modne industrije poput ZARA-e, H&M-a i New Yorker-a, u priči o ekološkoj osvještenosti i spašavanju planeta, negativci! Također, znamo da na drugoj strani borbene linije stoje second hand-ovi i mali dućani koje često vode 1-2 osobe, a koje ponekad možemo pronaći samo u on-line formi. No osim rezuckanja i šaranja markerom za tekstil, kako pojedinac može nadići taj famozni „nemam ništa za obući“ sindrom, a da ne zakorači u zloglasni shopping centar? Bedekovčanska udruga mladih, u subotu 23.7., ponudila je mladim ljudima jedno od rješenja – shibori!

Shibori – japanska riječ iza koje se krije tisućlječe razvijanja i usavršavanja tehnika, pomoću kojih bezlične tkanine dobivaju novi šarm, te nekoliko sati zabave u subotnje popodne. Postoji bezbroj načina za stvaranja uzoraka na tkanini – bilo koji način na koji se tkanina može saviti, šivati ili vezati, prije samog bojanja, postići će neki uzorak. No kako ipak ne bismo dobili preapstraktne uzorke, sudionici su se prvo upoznali s 4 osnovne shibori tehnike i uzorcima koji rezultiraju korištenjem istih.

Kanoko shibori najjednostavnija je i najpopularnija shibori tehnika. Ukoliko ste radili s tie-dye tehnikom, utoliko vam ova tehnika neće biti apstraktna. Sve što trebate su nekoliko komada plastičnih gumica i možete krenuti u svoju shibori avanturu. 

Arashi (jap. oluja) shibori poznatija je kao “pole-wrapping” tehnika jer se tkanina ovija oko PVC cijevi ili staklene boce, a zatim se učvršćuje konopom. Ova tehnika svoje ime je dobila po krajnjem rezultatu koji nastaje na tkanini – dijagonalnim linijama koje podsjećaju na mlaz kiše usred oluje.

Itajime shibori tehnika je čiji su kranji rezultat na tkanini geometrijski oblici – trokut i kvadrat. Tradicionalno, tkanina se nalazi u “sendviču” između dva komada drveta koje na mjestu zadržavaju konopi.

Posljednja tehnika s kojom su se sudionici mogli upoznati bila je Kumo shibori. Ova tehnika uključuje stvaranja nabora na tkanini koji se potom vežu s nekolicinom gumica kako bi nastala “nožica”. “Nožica” se često naziva i paukova noga jer krajnji rezultat podsjeća na paukovu mrežu.

Napisala: Gabrijela Rogan

Fotografije: Gabrijela Rogan

ARE YOU A STORYTELLER? CREATE A MAP FOR YOUR STORY

If you see the long text without visuals, will you read that article or will you ignore it? 

Visualization plays an important role today. Readers want to see the visualization. Especially for journalists and storytellers, it is more important. I want to explain three websites for creating maps and I want to explain how you can use maps for your project.

GOOGLE EARTH STUDIO

Before Google Earth Studio, maybe I should explain Google Earth. Google Earth is a map application developed by Google. It allows you to explore all the countries of the world through the world map. You can navigate around the world, click on a country and explore that country. You can navigate over countries in 2D and 3D. You can even see the streets of some cities thanks to the “Street View” feature. Google Earth is different from a classic map. The buildings, rivers, trees, and important historical places of the country/city are designed realistically and you can see them while navigating the map. Google Earth is a good example of an interactive map.

Google Earth Studio is an animation tool for creating animation maps. The data you see in Google Earth also appears in Google Earth Studio. But this time you can take a photo of this data or save it as a video. Google Earth Studio gives us this information for free. But you have to cite the source. That’s why you shouldn’t delete the “Google Earth” name in the video. 

First, you need to register with Google Earth Studio. Google will ask you why you want to use this app and will usually accept your request within a day if it sees fit. It is an easy tool to learn. If you want to shoot a video on the map, you have to navigate over the map. If you want to go to a specific place, you can click on the magnifying glass icon and write the address you want to go to. You can change the view of the map. Generally, I prefer “exploration maps”. 

If you want, you can also create the moon and Mars animation. But you can see just the moon and Mars’s surface. 

When you finish your video, you can convert it to MP4. When you save your video, your video will be saved in the cloud of Google Earth. You should download it from the cloud. 

This photo was taken by Google Earth Studio.

Google Earth Studio Interface

KNIGHT LAB

Knight Lab was created by the community of Northwestern University Knight Lab. There are designers, developers, students, and educators in this community. They created tools for storytelling. They have six tools for now: Storyline JS, Storymap JS, Juxtapose, Soundcite, Timeline and Scene VR. If you have a story and you want to try new things, these tools are great for you. These tools are so useful, especially for journalists. Because your story can be interesting but for readers, it is not enough. Also, readers want to see creative visuals. 

My favourite map is StoryMap JS. Thanks to this tool, you can create a map and you can add your text. So, readers can read your text, navigate the location and see photos. You can choose your map style, add images, and specify your location. Knight Lab recommends short stories, for example, a maximum of 20 slides. 

Another useful tool is Storyline JS. If you have data and want to explain your story by specifying the years, you can use this tool. If you want to create a timeline, Knight Lab also has the Timeline tool. If you want to compare two photos and show the before and after of something, you can use Juxtapose. Also, you can create GIFs for your social media account owing to it. If you want to create VR (Virtual Reality), you can use Scene VR. You should use panoramic photos. First, you should log in to your Google Account. After log in, you can choose your title and description and add your photos. When you finish, you can get your VR embed link. The last tool is Soundcite. Honestly, I haven’t used it before. But if you want to add music to your text, you can use this tool. I think the idea is creative. Because voice can make your text more effective. Another good thing is in Knight Lab, they give examples of news from another newspaper. If you don’t have an idea about how you can use this tool, you can visit the Knight Lab website and you can check it out. You can see a lot of news from the Washington Post, The Times and more!

Knight Lab Projects.

DATAWRAPPER 

Datawrapper is not just for mapping. Also, you can create charts and tables. You can use it for data visualization. For charts and tables, you can upload your data as an XLS/CVS; you can use a link from Google Sheets or you can write your data manually. After data, you can visualize your data and choose your chart type. For mapping, Datawrapper has three types of maps. Choropleth, Symbol and Locator.  

Datawrapper Maps Interface

*I joined the “Maps for Journalists” workshop and Mesut Ersöz, who is a Motion Graphics Designer in the BBC, explained to us Google Earth Studio and Datawrapper. Inspired by the workshop, I decided to write this article. Thanks to the Journalists Union of Turkey Academy and Mesut Ersöz. 

Writer: Evin Arslan

TELL YOUR STORY: THE SUCCESSFUL BOWLER IN ZABOK

Magdalena Škreblin, who is 18 years old, plays bowling and clarinet. She has a lot of medals for bowling and still represents Croatia for bowling. She decided to be a bowler at a birthday party in 2013. She started to play the Clarinet in 2012. Let’s discover her sports journey.

  • First, can you introduce yourself?

My name is Magdalena Škreblin. I am 18 years old and studying at the School for arts, design, graphics, and clothes in Zabok. I just finished third grade for industrial design and I’m starting forth in September. I am also in music high school and I finished third grade, playing the clarinet.

  • How did you decide to play bowling as a professional?

I started bowling in 2013 after a birthday party I went to. The birthday was in a bowling alley. I fell in love with it. I was part of a Croatian representation in the last two world nine-pin bowling championships. Medals from those championships are my favourite. I won gold in a team for under 18 last year in Slovenia, Kranj, and a bronze this year in Elva, Estonia, also in a team in the under 23 category.

  • What do you do in your free time?

Besides practising, playing the clarinet and doing homework, I hang out with my family and friends, take walks, watch movies, read books, draw, volunteer and do lots of other things.

  • You said that you volunteer. What kind of volunteering do you do?

It depends, with DND I volunteered in “Zdravo i fino” – cooking and helping kids, with DND we were also painting walls in school, we do certain stuff like going to animal shelters, collecting bottle caps, making board games, making chairs from old tires.

  • How do you prepare yourself for bowling competitions? Can you describe your one day?

I do not have huge preparations for my competitions, I just try to take a good rest the day before and be calm, enjoy the moment and have fun. Every day of my week is different, but I have a routine. If my school starts in the morning, I would go to school then practice and after practice music school.

  • Do you have plans for the future? What would you like to do?

My plans after high school are to go to college and continue bowling.

  • What would you recommend for those who want to play bowling?

For someone who wants to try bowling, I would support and recommend trying it, it is fun and exciting and can also be played no matter the age.

Interview: Evin Arslan

Photos: Magdalena Škreblin

DOGAĐANJA TIJEKOM KOLOVOZA U KRAPINSKO – ZAGORSKOJ ŽUPANIJI

04.08.2022. – Marija Bistrica – The Sway band i Soulfingers

U četvrtak 4. kolovoza od 20 sati na središnjem bistričkom trgu održat će se veliki koncert. Atmosferu će zagrijati The Sway band, a glavni gosti su Soulfingers. Dođite i zabavite se!

12– 15.08.2022. – Oroslavje – Ljetna pozornica grada Oroslavje – Dani grada

Dragi Oroslavčanke i Oroslavčani, prijatelji i susjedi – ovog ljeta na Pozornici vas čekaju: Hladno Pivo, Queen Real Tribute, Nina Badrić i Kvartet Gubec. Očekuje vas i tombola s obiljem vrijednih nagrada. Pratite Facebook stranicu grada za informacije. Osim kvalitetne glazbe i nagrada, u Parku Vranyczanya, domu Kulture, Parku obitelji Prpić pripremili smo za svakoga ponešto! Radionice, animacija i zabavni park za najmlađe, Beer Đir, DJ program, kazališne predstave… Vidimo se 12. – 15.08.2022. u Oroslavju!

14.08.2022 – Grabrovec – Mininogometni turnir u Grabrovcu

U nedjelju 14.8. s početkom u 7:00, održati će se tradicionalni mininogometni turnir u Grabrovcu. Dođite svi, a za sve informacije možete kontaktirati: 098-1609585 Denis/ 0951989883 Daniel

20.07. – 21.08.2022. – Općina Tuhelj – SUMMER FEST TUHELJ

Brojna događanja, pregršt zabave očekuje vas sve do 21.08.2022. Provjerite program našeg ljetnog festivala i vjerujemo da ćete pronaći nešto za sebe… 5.8. zabavljat će vas Grupa Magazin – Official Fan Club, a 12.8. Zdenka Kovačiček. 7.8. čeka vas Sajmeni dan i gastro kutak sa kulinarskim majstorom Tomislavom Špičekom. Smijeha neće nedostajati 10.8. na STAND UP predstavi LAJNAP COMEDY 8uz Aleksa Curaća Šarića,  Sašu Turkovića i Gorana Vugrineca.

20 – 27.08.2022. – Sveti Križ Začretje – Festival PRVI GLAS ZAGORJA 2022.

Kulturno-zabavna manifestacija uz središnji događaj glazbenog festivala pjevača amatera i dječji festival “Prvi glas Zagorja” broj 1 u Zagorju i šire, a čiji počeci sežu od 1968. godine. Mladim pjevačima omogućuje se da pokažu svoj talent pred širokom publikom uz live pratnju profesionalnog Big Banda. Očekujte i koncert Ante Gele uz pjevače A strane i The Voice-a, Opća Opasnost i Zorica Kondža. 

 

06.08.2022. – Radoboj – Turnir dama u belotu

06.08. u 18.00 sati, na terasi Muzeja Radboa, organizira se turnir dama u belotu. Kotizacija iznosi 100 kuna po paru, a izvlačenjem će se odrediti raspored za početak turnira. Za najuspješnije ekipe osigurane su nagrade za 1.,2.,3. i 4. mjesto. Sve će upotpuniti roštilj, zabava i dobro druženje. Pozivaju se sve zainteresirane dame na turnir u belotu! Prijave traju do 4. kolovoza 2022.

22.08.2022 – Krčma Polanović – 9. ZBEF 2022

  1. ZAGORJE BLUES ETNO FESTIVAL 2022., Terasa Krčme Polanović, Zabok. Blues radionica u Dvorištu + Koncert na terasi.

Predavanje:

– 18:00 h: Blues i usna harmonika (Tomislav Goluban)
– 19:00 h: Igrom do kompozicije (Jurica Leikauff)

Koncert :
– 20:30 h: Ryan Donohue (USA)
– 21:00 h: Tony Lee King

Ulaz je besplatan. Rezervacije preporučene jer nebu stolca za sjesti !!

03.08.2022. – Klanjec – Kuća Klanj

Prezentacija plesne radionice „Augustinčić u pokretu“

11.08.2022. – Klanjec 

Pacij Galerije A. Augustinčića – Poetsko-likovna večer s Vlastom Medić i Stjepanom Đukićem Pištom uz glazbeni program

  1. – 21. i 26. – 28.08.2022. – Klanjec – Kuća Klanj

Kino na otvorenom. Filmske projekcije na otvorenom.

22.08.2022. – Klanjec 

GPS Ritam – koncert pod zvijezdama. Lucija Jelušić, Danijela Pintarić, Ivan Šimatović i Dražen Bratolić.

LANDSCAPES FROM COUNTRIES

Pogled na Zagorske Brege

Photographer: Lucija Mrzlečki

 

Krapina

Photographer: Lucija Mrzlečki

Sevilla, Spain

Photographer: Asmin Ayçe İdil Kaya

Granada, Spain

Photographer: Asmin Ayçe İdil Kaya

Sagres, Portugal

Photographer: Asmin Ayçe İdil Kaya

Belgrade, Serbia

Photographer: Ahmet Kavruk

Belgrade, Serbia

Photographer: Ahmet Kavruk

SRPANJSKA DOGAĐANJA U KRAPINSKO-ZAGORSKOJ ŽUPANIJI

1 – 02.07.2022. – Hoomstock 2022

Hoomstock #16, Hum na Sutli. Jedini hrvatski festival koji se čuje i u Sloveniji! 

Tko nastupa? Elemental, Krankšvester, ABOP, Brkovi, 30Zona, Prazna lepinja, HRAM, Miriiam, The Black Room, Daisy Dives, Disco Quality, DJ Jogurt, DJ Vlado. Svoje ulaznice u sustavu Entrio osiguraj na vrijeme, a uz festivalsku ulaznicu po cijeni od 100 kn tu je i ‘Okupi ekipu’ – paket od 3 ulaznice po cijeni od 259 kn!

02.07.2022. Mary May – Krčma Polanović

Što je tako posebno oko Mary May, moći ćete se uvjeriti na Proljeću u Zaboku. U pametne mobitele i rokovnike valja upisati subotu, 30. travnja, mjesto je ljetna pozornica Krčme Polanović. Ulaznice po pretprodajnoj cijeni od 35 kuna mogu se kupiti preko sustava Entrio. Na dan će koštati 50 kuna. Kupnjom ulaznice za koncert ostvaruje se pravo na vođenu turu u pivovari Nova Runda.

7 – 10.07.2022. Tabor Film Festival

Započinjemo s odbrojavanjem do najopuštenijeg festivala u ovom dijelu svemira! Još nas malo dijeli od velike 20. obljetnice Tabor Film Festivala! Tome u čast, prikazat ćemo više od 80 kratkih filmova iz svih kutaka svijeta, ugostiti mnoštvo filmskih autora, nagraditi one najbolje, poslušati razne glazbene žanrove ali i pokrenuti novu edukativno-profesionalnu platformu TaborPRO namijenjenu mladim studentima filmskih akademija iz regije! Dvor Veliki Tabor se uskoro pretvara u najfilmičnije mjesto na svijetu!

16.07.2022. Nova Runda Beer Bash / koncert Jonathan

Kako smo i najavili, nakon koncerta riječkih indie šmekera Jonathan ne prestaje veselje – uprava pokreće svoje glazbene jedinice te pušta najbolje presjeke svih glazbenih pravaca – od panka do crnih misa. Ulaznice za koncert po pretprodajnoj cijeni od 60 kuna mogu se kupiti preko sustava Entrio, a na ulazu će koštati 80 kuna.

10.07. i 31.07.2022. – 4. LJETO U DONJOJ STUBICI 

Družimo se u uz vrhunske komedije na predivnoj lokaciji u Termama Jezerčica. Ulaznice su u prodaji online i mogu se kupiti preko sustava Entrio te u uredu TZ Gupčev kraj, POU Donja Stubica, Terme Jezerčica i Punkt Beer House.

04.06. – 24.09.2022. – Ljeto u Mariji Bistrici 2022.

Tijekom srpnja možeš uživati u mnoštvo događaja u sklopu manifestacije Ljeto u Mariji Bistrici 2022.

05.06. – 28.08.2022. – Ljeto u Krapini 2022.

Tijekom srpnja možeš uživati u mnoštvo događaja u sklopu manifestacije Ljeto u Krapini 2022.

01.07.2022. – Art&Wine Zabok – slikarska zabava uz vino

Opustite se za kraj tjedna i okušajte se u novoj slikarskoj tehnici – crtanje ugljenom! Bez brige, nikakvo iskustvo nije vam potrebno jer će vas u svemu voditi naša akademska umjetnica Maja Vukina Bogović i pomoći da stvorite vlastito umjetničko djelo, a za inspiraciju tu je i čaša (dvije, tri,…) finog vina… Mi ćemo se pobrinuti i za sve potrebne materijale, a rad koji naslikate nosite sa sobom kao uspomenu na ovo jedinstveno iskustvo i zabavu.

Info i rezervacije mjesta: 091 525 76 86 (WhatsApp, Viber, SMS…)

06.07.2022. – Punkt Beer House

Stand UP groznica vraća se u Punkt u srijedu 6. srpnja. Nakon niza uspješnih stand up & food večeri vrijeme je za nove smiješne avanture iz Lajnap kuhinje smijeha.

SMIJEH BY: Saša Turković (Lajnap)

START: 21:00 H

ULAZNICE: 40 kn (kupi na šanku) 

Uživaj u finoj klopi i cugi i nasmij se uz najbolju ekipu.

30.07.2022. – Tuheljska noć 2022.

Tuheljska noć se vraća! Nakon dvije godine pauze, Tuheljska noć vraća se u punom sjaju. 30.7. od 20:00 h zabavu će rasplamsati dugo očekivani Mladen Grdović, Smoothi Band i DJ.

Gosti će uživati u odličnoj ponudi lokalnih specijaliteta kao i tržnici zagorskih proizvoda za koju će se pobrinuti lokalne udruge. Lokacija nam je već svima dobro znana, Vodeni planet!

02.07.2022. – Kavana 74

U subotu 02.07.2022 Kavana slavi svoj 2.rođendan. Pozivamo sve naše stalne, a i buduće goste da zajedno s nama proslave ove dvije godine rada. Trnje live acoustic će se pobrinuti za fenomenalnu atmosferu, DJ Nick će nas dobro zagrijati prije svirke i držati ritam tokom pauza, a mi ćemo se pobrinuti za hladnu cugu i odličnu uslugu.

TELL YOUR STORY: PEDESTRIAN PAGES

Arianna de Julio went to England for the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) project in 2021. When she was in England, she decided to create the Pedestrian Pages Instagram account. She wrote about her page and how she decided to create this page.

“On May 23, 2021, while I was in the UK carrying out my ESC project, I posted my first photo on my new page. I wanted to call it “the pedestrian pages” because it is a very important word for me with different meanings:

What does it mean to be a Pedestrian?

I chose this term because it represents my way of thinking and facing life; the Pedestrian is trivially the one who walks, crosses the pedestrian crossing, starts from point A and arrives at point B … but for me, it is much more. The project was born as an idea in 2020 when a dear friend of mine known in #Erasmus came to visit me in Italy; we spent some wonderful days and decided together that we would remember those moments as the “pedestrian days”

Moving, discovering the world, being open and curious, traveling different routes … This for me means being a Pedestrian. My mission continues to be to tell my stories, my difficulties and my successes. Create a space for sharing and conversation, talking about doubts and curiosities about abroad and how to become aware of the environment around us.

Writing, filming small videos, taking pictures, putting creativity at the service of others and oneself … Use your creative energies to do good!

I believe that now more than ever we must not lose hope; young people must continue to believe in the European Union and the solidarity of peoples. Together we can change the world, together we can celebrate the beauty of difference.

Author: Arianna de Julio

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE EXPLAINING THEIR DEPARTMENT: THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

High school students have graduated from high school and it is time for the chosen department of a university. Maybe you have already chosen or you are still thinking. But if you hear directly from university students, maybe it would be easier to decide for you. 

Choosing a department of universities is important because you will see lessons about your department for 4 years. But it doesn’t mean that you have to pressure yourself. Sometimes deciding something is hard and maybe first, you need to experience that department. Sometimes, you will understand that your dreamy department is not for you or maybe everyone says that if you choose that department, you will be unemployed and have difficulties. 

The experiences of the people who study in that department may be helpful to you. Dora Krznar, Anamaria Trsinski, Ivan Martinko, Paula Petrinec, Iva Kunštek and Mia Marija Lež explained their department and their studying journey. Let’s discover the Psychology, Croatian Language and Literature, Turkology, Law, Tourism and Comparative Literature departments…

“I fell in love with psychology”

Dora Krznar, who is 21 years old, is studying Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University. She is finishing up the second year this month. But before psychology, she enrolled in Law but she realized that this department is not for her. She says “I realized pretty quickly that that is not something I was interested in and I was really unhappy. So I decided to quit after the first semester. After I quit, I didn’t know what I wanted and I was feeling lost so I took some time to think and I almost took up the Croatian language and literature but one of my friends said ‘What about psychology?’ and that got me thinking so I just decided why not let’s try and then somewhere along the way I fell in love with psychology.”

There are a lot of advantages to studying psychology for her. She explained “After finishing Psychology, you can work a lot of different jobs. For example, you can be a teacher or work in human resources or a hospital as a clinical psychologist or you can continue with your education and become a scientist or a psychotherapist. And those are just a few possibilities that I could think of, there’s many more.” When I asked about the disadvantages of studying psychology, she couldn’t find it and she added she really likes her department. 

She recommended to young people who want to study psychology “Get good grades in high school and study for your matura exam, especially math, that’s the first step. Everything else, you’ll figure out eventually.”

Being a high school teacher or working in a library…

Ivan Martinko, who is 23 years old, is studying Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University. He is in his third year now. When he was a kid, he was interested in literature and he wanted to be a teacher or a professor one day. And he is trying to fulfill his childhood dream and he plans to be a teacher in high school or work in a library. He says “I like working with people and I think I could positively impact young minds.”

When I asked him the advantages and disadvantages of studying Croatian Language and Literature, he said “You learn a lot of things about your culture, you read a lot of books, which I like. Also, you get to know about your language and other languages as well. The disadvantage is that maybe I will have a hard time finding a job because I’m in humanities studies and these days it’s all about tech.” Martinko says that Croatian grammar is very difficult and adds: “To prepare for a lot of reading and hard work”

Language, history and culture

Iva Kunštek, who is 23 years old, is studying Turkology at Zagreb University. When she graduated from high school, she decided that she wanted to study German and another language. She didn’t want to study English because she wanted to start a language from the beginning. Iva Kunstek said “I have considered Russian and Turkish. I always loved Russian, and I still do and want to learn it, but the decision fell on Turkish because it is a simpler combination with German.”

Kunštek explained the disadvantages and advantages of studying Turkology: “If I explain the advantages, you study something different from anything close to you, so you expand your horizons a lot. You don’t learn just the language but also a lot of history and culture. The groups are very small so you get to know all the people, professors know you by your name and you are not just a number. It is an opportunity to start learning Arabic and Persian.” and she added, “On the other hand, you have to do a lot on your own if you want to speak the language fluently in a few years. Other topics not directly related to Turkish can be a huge time consuming and the language has a different syntax than other languages we know, so it takes some getting used to.”

Iva Kunštek encourages those who want to study Turkology to try it. “Turkish language, culture, and history are amazing,” she said and added, “If you can, start studying before university.”

“I wanted to study something where I can help people”

Anamaria Trsinski, who is 21 years old, is studying Law at Zagreb University. Law was not her first choice. After she won Law, she was planning to study for one year and apply to the one she wanted. But after class started, she started to like the Law department. Trsinski said: “I met a lot of interesting people and I could imagine myself staying here. I wanted to study something where I can help people later and I realized that I can do that with Law.”

Trsinski explained the disadvantages and advantages of studying Law “First, probably the most common thing you’ll hear about studying Law is that it’s really hard… and it is. You have a lot of big subjects that don’t have a lot of practical classes so your only option is hours and hours of studying from the books which can be pretty boring. The lectures are not mandatory, which can be both an advantage and disadvantage. On the other hand, you can organize your ‘free time’ and ‘study time’ however you want because on a daily basis you mostly don’t have any homework and assignments so I would say that you have a pretty flexible schedule in which, if you organize well, you can have time for everything, hobbies, partying, hanging out with friends and of course, studying. But also, it can be isolating because you don’t see students and professors daily. That can be easily fixed if you put yourself out there and join different student programs, clubs etc.”

Anamaria Trsinski recommended that you should try to study if you think that Law is a good department for you. She says Law is not as hard as people say and she added: “The great thing is, Law is such a big department in which you cover a lot of different areas of Law. You can find something that you enjoy. Also, there are a lot of people studying here so you can really meet a lot of different interesting people and potentially make really good friends.”

“Sometimes it can be pretty hard to choose what to study or what to do in life. It can be frustrating and there can be a lot of pressure from society to make a plan for the future but it is completely fine if your primary plans don’t work out the way you wanted them to because in the end it always works out somehow.” Trsinski said.

“Always do something, do not waste your time”

Paula Petrinec, who is 25 years old, graduated in Marketing in Tourism at the University of Rijeka. Also, when she was studying Tourism, she went to Portugal for Erasmus and she studied at ISAG – Instituto Superior de Administração e Gestão.

Paula Petrinec also studied Tourism and Hospitality in high school at Zabok and she always wanted to study in Opatija. After high school, Paula made her dreams come true and she studied in Opatija for 5 years. Petrinec said “It was exciting for me to move out, to meet new friends from all over Croatia and study at one of the most appreciated faculties in the Mediterranean for tourism and hospitality. I would do all of it the same way again.”

She said that the advantages of studying tourism are numerous and she added “When you study tourism, you study an economy with an emphasis on tourism and hospitality. That means that you still get the general knowledge of the economy and you get to choose between numerous jobs afterwards. I swear I think there are job positions I don’t even know of, and that you could do with this degree. But because there is a lot you can do, students can get lost and don’t know where to start. My advice is to work, volunteer and participate in projects as much as you can during the studies to see what suits you best.”

When I asked about disadvantages, she explained “Tourism is largely affected during pandemics, wars, natural disasters etc. One day you have it all, the other you can lose everything. It also takes a large share of Gross Domestic Product in Croatia which seems like a positive thing, but since the tourism industry can be really sensitive to occurring events things like the pandemic affect the whole economy negatively.”

Paula Petrinec recommended that you take the time to go on Erasmus. “Working, volunteering, projects, exchanges… Always do something, do not waste your time. You will have something to put in your CV and will stand out in the crowd. The jobs afterwards unfortunately do not fall from heaven, especially the good ones. Put yourself out there, be everywhere and do cool things that let you grow.” she said.

“Literature and reading all of my life”

Mia Marija Lež, who is 23 years old, is studying Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and she is in her third year of her bachelor’s degree.

Lež said she likes literature and reading all of her life. Because of that Mia describes her choice as “an obvious choice”. She said “The advantages are that it’s a relatively small department, so students and professors are familiar with each other and very friendly, and the subjects of our studies give us universal knowledge. But you get a lot of literature and you create your interpretations. So it might be tricky if that is not your kind of learning.”

Mia Marija Lež wants to work in art and culture one day and she said she could not imagine studying something else. Lež recommended that you study something else with comparative literature and she added “so you’re sure you will have a job one day when you finish college.”

Writer: Evin Arslan

BOOK REVIEW: GORAN VOJNOVIĆ – SMOKVA

U trećem romanu Gorana Vojnovića, „Smokva“ ponovo je prikazana problematika identiteta koja se i ovdje tematizira na osobnoj, ali i na kolektivnoj razini. U romanu su prikazane tri generacije obitelji Dizdar, prije nastanka Jugoslavije, tijekom Jugoslavije i nakon raspada Jugoslavije, u  razdoblju tranzicije, pri čemu se u paralelnom prikazu prati raspad države, ali i raspad obitelji.  

Prva generacija obitelji, koju predstavljaju Aleksandar i Jana, 1955. godine dolaze u Istru. Druga generacija obitelji je njihova kći Vesna i njezin suprug Safet, a treću generaciju čini Jadran i njegova obitelj, supruga Anja te sin Marko, koji žive u 21. stoljeću. U romanu postoje dvije razine nositelja sjećanja, Jadran Dizdar kao primarni  i ostali članovi obitelji kao sekundarni. 

Jadran Dizdar pripovjedač je ove priče u prvom licu koji kroz svoja osobna i obiteljska sjećanja gradi sliku prošlosti, ali i sadašnjosti. On je  narator  obiteljskih priča, događaja, trauma i sjećanja, svega onoga što formira njegov osobni identitet.

Sve tri generacije obitelji obilježene su s odlascima članova obitelji, Aleksandar je otišao u Egipat, Safet je otišao u Bosnu, a Anja je otišla od Jadrana. 

Iako se Aleksandar spremao u Kairo više mjeseci, kad je Safetov auto s njim i njegove četiri putne torbe nestao za uglom Simčićeve kuće, Jani se učinilo kao da je otišao, a da se stvarno nije oprostio. Prvih dana nakon Aleksandrovih odlaska nije ulazila u spavaću sobu. Bojala se njezine praznine pa je radije spavala u Vesninoj sobi. (Vojnović 2016: 166)

Vesnin je pak identitet je bitno određen Safetovim odlaskom, njezin je život obilježen njegovom odlukom o neprihvaćanju slovenskog državljanstva i odlukom kojom je otišao u svoju rodnu Bosnu. Ona se prisjetila kako su rekli: „/u/ dobru i zlu, imali smo dogovor. U dobru i zlu. Sam je odlučio da će u zlu biti bez mene“ (isto, 315).

U trećoj generaciji, Anjin odlazak od Jadrana povezan je s njezinom nesigurnošću koja ju je pratila tijekom njihovog odnosa i potrebom za slobodom. Odlasci su vrlo važni za radnju romana, ali i za emotivnu geografiju zato što odsutnošću likova nastupa sjećanje i pamćenje, dva koncepta koji su temelj emotivne geografije. 

Vrlo važan aspekt sjećanja u ovome romanu čini prostor, oko njega se grade i vežu sjećanja.  U slučaju Aleksandra i Jane Đorđević to je obiteljska kuća u Istri, Momjanu, gdje su proveli gotovo čitav svoj život. Koliko je taj prostor obiteljske kuće bio važan za Aleksandra kao arhiv sjećanja na desetljeća zajedničkog života vidljivo je u opisu kuće: 

Hodala je među zidovima i zamišljala ga u onim popodnevima u kojima se natječe s noći trudeći se napraviti što više, sve dok se još vidi, dok ga zajedno s njegovom kućom ne prekrije mrak i pošalje ga natrag u grad, k njoj. Nikada ga nije pitala kako zamišlja dom, a sad je jasno vidjela kako Aleksandar svojim prstima oblikuje njihovo toplo utočište. (isto, 19)

No, slijedom životnih događaja, Jana postaje dementna, njezin identitet nije potpun, što utječe na cijelu obitelj, posebice na Aleksandra koji je bio uz nju cijeli život, a to se uviđa kroz njihov dijalog: 

Gledaš me kako kuham kavu?

Da.

Bojiš se da ne znam više skuhati kavu? Da sam i to zaboravila?

I to. Zaboravila. Te tri riječi udarale su po prostoru kao tri velike kamene kugle koje ruše otpisane zidove. Prvi put je progovorila o svome zaboravu. Prvi put ga je priznala. (isto, 260)

Ovdje se otvoreno progovara o konceptu zaborava kao suprotnosti sjećanju, odnosno pamćenju upravo kroz problem Janine demencije problematizira se sjećanje i teza da život tvorimo sjećanjima. Osim u slučaju Aleksandra i Jane, zaborav je prikazan i kroz sudbinu Židovke Ester Aljhen, Aleksandrove majke, za koju je zaborav bio nužan potez kako bi se spasila od progona u Drugom svjetskom ratu.  Zaborav je utjecao na njezin identitet, bijeg od njezinog primarnog identiteta te pripadanja određenoj kulturi, odnosno, društvenoj zajednici. Ester Aljhen preko noći je postala Branislava Đorđević, koja je svojim postupcima pokušavala dokazati pripadnost kulturi koja je, uvjetno rečeno, pošteđena zla koje je nastupilo u razdoblju Drugog svjetskog rata: „Čak je išla u crkvu i palila svijeće za njega, a mali Aleksandar morao je naučiti moliti za pokoj duše svoga lažno pokojnoga oca“ (isto, 9).  Kroz cijeli život pratio ju je strah da je se još uvijek netko sjeća, njezinog pravog identiteta i pripadnosti, da se sjeća da je ona bila Ester Aljhen, Židovka i majka Aleksandra Đorđevića. 

U srednjoj generaciji, obitelji Vesne i Safeta, zaborav je prikazan u kontekstu Safetovog lika, čiji je identitet izbrisan devedesetih godina dvadesetog stoljeća u Sloveniji.  Afera u kojoj je izbrisan Safetov identitet direktno je utjecala Vesnin i Jadranov život, a ključan moment u njihovim životima je Safetov odlazak u Bosnu u vrijeme raspada Jugoslavije. 

Knjigu možete kupiti na stranici fraktura.hr.

Jezik izvornika: slovenski

Prijevod: Anita Peti-Stantić

Broj stranica: 368

Datum izdanja: rujan 2016.

ISBN: 978-953266793-6

Naslov izvornika: Figa

Vrsta uveza: tvrdi s ovitkom

Visina: 204 mm

Težina: 480 g

Autor: Jana Borovčak

KAKO BITI ECO-FRIENDLY?

Iznenadili biste koliko zapravo sve krivo radimo, iako mislimo da je dovoljno samo papir i plastiku razvrstati u određene kante.

Ok, svi znamo za održivi način života, za recikliranje, kako sve to utječe na okoliš, viđali smo slike otpada u oceanima, životinje koje su ispaštale zbog toga i još puno toga, no pitanje je da li primjenjujemo prave metode za smanjivanje i prevenciju tih problema uopće, i ako da, da li to pravilno radimo? Možda zvučim kao Greta Thunberg, no stvarno su neki ljudi primitivni jer misle kako sve što rade najbolje za sve a imaju kontra efekt. Ali nećemo se kriviti, jednostavno nismo naučeni tome od rane mladosti niti su nas o tome posebno educirali u školama ili na fakultetu. Nadajmo se da će to biti inicirano ubuduće i da ćemo stečeno znanje moći prenositi mlađim generacijama te prevenirati Zemlju od većih problema. Dosada ćemo morati to samostalno istraživati, od edukacije se kreće, tek se onda primjenjuje u akcijama i djela. 

Nadalje, koje su prednosti i mane? 

Najveća mana je definitivno što treba krenuti od nule; educirati se što je potrebno, naučiti se, usvojiti nove navike, natjerati se iskušati alternative, izdvojiti vremena za recikliranje… Baš je to sve onako meh. No, svakako se treba potruditi, za svačiju dobrobit, a najviše u svoju korist. Prednosti zapravo ima više: cool si osoba jer si educiraniji i bolji nego što si bio prije, imat ćeš čistu savjest, općenitost poboljšanja života, i naravno, puno ušteđenih $. Kud ćeš bolje? 😀

Evo i neki zbilja korisni savjeti i/ili smjernice:

  • Za početak: razumjeti i znati pravilno reciklirati
  • Upotrijebiti bicikl, romobil ili javni prijevoz umjesto osobnog automobila (izuzeci: električni/hibridni)
  • Na balkonima stana imajte barem dvije biljke (npr. začini za kuhanje, aloe vera, bosiljak, jagode i sl.)

Moj savjet je da unutar stana/kuće imate biljke koje pročišćavaju zrak

  • Uvijek nositi platnene vrećice sa sobom u dućane
  • Po mogućnosti kupovati biorazgradive stvari
  • Edukacija o utjecanju fashion branda i ostalih trendova na okoliš (landfill)
  • Homemade (DIY) stvari koje doprinose većoj uštedi novaca i svijesti o održivoj prirodi (kruti šamponi, bath bombs, prirodni proizvodi za čišćenje kućanstva, 
  • Uzgajati, udomiti i razmjenjivati!
  • Inspirirati se profilima koji potiču eco lifestyle, putem Instagrama, YouTubea, Tik-Toka i sl. tipa @jaboljigradjanin     @creative_explained   @thezerowasteguide
  • Koristiti platnene uloške i pelene (za bebe, i za ljude u starijoj dobi) ili menstrualne čašice mada one nisu baš idealno rješenje za dugoročne posljedice na okoliš
  • Isključivati sve električne uređaje prije puta ili dužeg izbivanja
  • Imati solarne ćelije na krovu (skupo je kad se kupuje, no poslije ćete dugoročno uštedjeti!

Autor: Petra Jakopović