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This blog is dedicated to the exploration of interactions of space and human existence on every level and every interlinked aspect of this complex relationship.

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The Skyscraper and the City

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on September 26, 2016 at 3:25 PM

BELGRADE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT


 

Urbanism seems to be a very hot topic in Belgrade. This is very strange, given that the vast majority of Belgrade’s million-plus residents try to figure out where they belong in the new global order and to make ends meet from one day to another. Serbians are once again adjusting to an uneasy position on the fluid frontiers of Europe`s borderlands and ideolog...

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Tangible Land Art of intangible energy - Human Qi

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on August 29, 2016 at 2:25 PM


“Human thoughts, feelings, aspirations, values and beliefs are also manifestations of the universal essence, the energy-matter, the Qi. They are intangible, immeasurable, immaterial, but they influence our material realities, the material forms of our environment. The essential qualities inherent to these intangible manifestations we can read in the material forms, distributions and spatial relations of physical environment. Therefore it should be possible to construe pla...

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An iconic building, a meeting, and a state that is no more

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on June 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM


This is the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Serbia" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Palace of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia), known also as the Palace of the Federation or SIV, the building built for the federal administration of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslavia" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Yugoslavia, where the Federal executive council (the Government of Yugoslavia) held its meetings. This is the building wherefrom the once worldwide admired “Yugos...

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THE BEST SPATIAL STRATEGY IS BASED ON EPIPHANY

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on August 14, 2015 at 10:35 AM

I believe in scientific approaches. I believe systems, however complex, can be mapped and understood and that knowledge can be harnessed to manage the system, or, at least this understanding and analysis enables us to fit in and work along with the system to bring forth the most beneficial results for us. Still, scientific approaches and analyses can not provide an insight so complete and so to-the-point, like a flash complete intuitive understanding of the workings of the complex system when...

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HOW DID IT COME TO PASS THAT REFERENDUM BECAME A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY?

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on June 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM

After long and exhausting negotiations the Greek government could not come to terms with their creditors, and decided to call a referendum to ask they fellow countrymen, the people who elected them, whether they would like to accept the terms offered, or not. Nothing terrible or unusual if wiewed from an angle of "democratic standards". I`d rather say it is a fair move.


Still, the mention of the word referendum is stirring an unprecedented outrage among the appointed defende...

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OVER THE FENCE

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on June 18, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Sipping my morning coffee and lazily browsing through Facebook I could not avoid to see the main news of the region: Hungary is building a fence along its borderline to Serbia in order to stop refugees from Middle East - now called illegal immigrants in order to generate massive animosity towards them - entering Hungary. Sincerely, I would not give it a se...

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HEALING BY SPACE

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on June 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Recently I had a most interesting and direct insight into deep spatial character of human affairs, and the ways space (and time also, through space) influences us, for better or for worse. After fifteen years of research and of designing, arranging and rearranging spaces in order to heal lives, families and companies with feng shui, I am confident to say that space can heal us every bit as much as it can make us sick. By space here I refer to the spatial frame of human existence through ti...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MOUNTAINS FOR DEMOCRACY

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on January 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM

When I came upon this picture, it was not the simple message that caught my attention, but the use of spatiality to influence reality through perception.



The first thing that came to my mind was a quote often used in feng shui that says “water governs wealth, mountain governs people”. While by water we are talking in somewhat symbolic manner about the open space in front of a site f...

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QUEST FOR PARADISE ON EARTH

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on July 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM


“Some people search for beautiful places, others make a place beautiful” says Hazrat Inayat Khan, teacher of Universal Sufism and Indian classical musician


SEARCHING

Finding and creating beauty is a primal human need, one of the ways to search for the meaning of existence. Still, beauty itself, as well as the mechanism of experiencing beauty, escapes definition. Social research institute

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APPRECIATION AND DEPRECIATION - ATHENE PARTHENOS AND VIRGIN MARY (4)

Posted by Markovic Plestovic Anna on March 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

SHOULD DRAGONS BE TAMED, OR SHOULD HYPATIA RECEIVE AN APOLOGY?


After the imagery,

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