Amila Ramović: Progressive and critical thought of real art

Amila Ramović, assistant professor at the Department of Music Theory and Pedagogy at the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo, talks to Balkan Diskurs about critical thinking through art. In addition to her academic title, she is the President of the Musicological Society of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a member of …

Artist Hanna Dujmović: With a lot of hard work, every goal is achievable

Hanna Dumović is an academic sculptor, who describes herself as an imaginative, ambitious and unusual girl who lives her dreams. Unlike many of her peers, Hanna did not wait for the change to happen on its own after graduation, but actively worked on achieving her goals.

Is mental health still taboo?

Twenty-one-year-old Kenan Suljić is one of the creators of the world's first application to fight depression.

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An Investment in Bosnia’s Future: Compensating Survivors of Sexual Violence
The sexual violence endured by women and men during the Bosnian War has had a concrete and lasting impact on survivors.
The Artists who Took Politicians off the Billboards
“I think that the culmination of the epidemic and the fear from death made art shine with its full splendor, giving people back hope and reminding them how unimportant politicians really are for their lives. Turn off the TV and they disappear,” – Jelena Medić on the occasion of her exhibition, “Budni,” which debuted after …
Queer Resilience & Activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In 2019, queer activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) organized the country’s first-ever Pride March in Sarajevo. The event received international coverage and was widely acclaimed for its significance. Academic research has even shown that it helped improve public opinion toward queer people among residents of Sarajevo.
A New Hiking Route: New Tourist Potential For Željezno Polje
Markings on the hiking trail near Mahnjača encourages the inhabitants of Željezno Polje to discover the beauties and potential of their mountainous village. This is a story about how the joint work of mountaineers and other locals opens the way to new recreational and economic opportunities. When driving from Žepče to Zenica in central Bosnia …
Supporting Witnesses: First Step Towards Ending Impunity
“The truth is that victims want to talk about it. They are desperate to get it off of their chests. But there are only a few that are willing to listen to the voices of the victims”  — Presentation of the International PSVI Protocol in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Post-Conflict Research Center International organizations have time …
Dealing with the Legacy of Wartime Sexual Violence in BiH
Highlighting the experience of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad.