The ”Nafaka” of the Sarajevo Haggadah
For more than a hundred years of turbulent history, Sarajevo and its inhabitants have kept the Sarajevo Haggadah, a written collection of Jewish regulations and traditions, from wars, arson, and theft. Its home is the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which the Haggadah has had to leave several times in order to be preserved. …
Sarajevo Monuments and A Culture of Remembrance
Monuments, due to their strong symbolic meaning, give clear messages of what, whom and which promoted values should be remembered. A culture of remembrance – that is, the relationship between a society and its past – is an essential part of every society, and historically, no society has ever ignored it. One way to remember …
Ena Dujmović and Plusminus Fashion: Fusing Modern Art with Graphic Design
Work hard, believe in yourself, and don’t blame anyone else if you don’t succeed. Bosnian native Ena Dujmović is pioneering the fusion of modern art and graphic design as a method to create the fashions that make up her brand Plusminus. Dujmović views her brand as an opportunity to innovate: “the inspiration came from the …
Miss Besieged Sarajevo: Fashion and Beauty as Symbols of Resistance
This image of Meliha Varešanović, captured by British photographer Tom Stoddart, went all around the world. It has become iconic – a classic of reportage. Yet back in 1994, while people overseas were opening their morning newspapers and talking about the beautiful women in the picture, Meliha was just thinking about how to survive another …
Paul & Boba: A Love Story under the Siege
Do not shoot. Waste your bullets. I’m immortal. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), families across the world sat down every evening to watch scenes of besieged Sarajevo from their living rooms. What the viewers didn’t see amidst the footage of horror and destruction is how the Siege of Sarajevo could also result …
Dino Aganović: With Hard Work, Anything Can Be Achieved
The messages and emotions that I broadcast through my music are connected with dreaming and loss, and are ultimately a critique of society. Dino Aganović, known professionally as “Hibrid”, is a dynamic and cutting-edge music producer from Sarajevo. Hugely popular, he has produced many songs, as well as videos and an album, since starting his …