After a successfully organized February Salon, the the second TEDxBelgrade Salon is scheduled for the end of April. This month's Salon event will be held on April 23rd at 12h, at the Belgrade Youth Centre. At the first TEDxBelgrade Salon, under the slogan "Words at Work", our guests had the opportunity to hear four interesting speeches from the field of socioliguistics, while the April event will be an opportunity to hear speeches from the field of criticism of sport, and one of the speakers will address the influence of and connection between technology and modern sport.
Ivan Đorđević PhD. is a Fellow of the Ethnographic Institute of the SASA. He graduated and received his doctorate at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, University of Belgrade. He has published three monographs and numerous scientific papers, expert reviews and papers in a variety of scientific journals and thematic collections. He is a regular contributor and lecturer at Petnica Center, and he lectured at a number of universities both in the country and abroad. His main research interest is focused on the issues of sports anthropology, political anthropology and anthropology of literature. As a result of the focus on the field of anthropology of sports, he published a monograph "An anthropologist among fans" (Biblioteka XX vek, Belgrade 2015). Sport and ideology of nationalism Sport in everyday life is usually seen as an innocent pastime, a field in which to cultivate the best human qualities, and where, as it is popularly said, a healthy body strengthens the spirit. Is this image of modern sport, personified in heroes such as Novak Djokovic, really real? Or was George Orwell right when he once defined the most popular of all sports, football, as "war minus the shooting"? Is it possible to imagine a sport devoid of violence and nationalistic passions? The author will show the unbreakable link between sport and nationalist ideology, but will also seek to emphasize the importance of a full understanding of these connections not only academically but also in everyday understanding of modern sport
Aleksandar Blagojevic is a coach with a degree in Physical Education. In the past ten years he has worked with over 3,000 clients by organizing their diet and exercise, while monitoring individual progress by analyzing body structure. Solves obesity, recovery after orthopedic and surgical interventions, coaches both recreational and fitness athletes. His skills are based on "Eastern bloc" doctrines enriched with the knowledge of modern research. He is most proud of his work with people who have a lack of affinity for movement and exercise. He likes to write and socialize with people who despise exercise. Being in shape is the best form of life insurance Being in shape is the best form of life insurance. People enjoy the freedom of free movement, free speech and free knowledge. On the other hand, modern "progress" actively locks away knowledge and censor free speech. Today, there is a struggle for freedom of movement in the world of mainstream freedom fighters. The effort to defend and ensure the rights to enjoyment of freedom is not the same as mere enjoyment of freedom. The first process is actively working to improve the blood circulation of the whole being of freedom, while taking liberty for granted puts one’s guard down and ironically, passively erodes the potential of life. The lecture emphasizes fitness as a symbol of an active struggle for freedom and dissects all aspects of importance of physical education.
Whoever is interested in attending this event can apply by filling in the application form on the website of the organizer, and applications are open until April 20 th at midnight. Seats are limited to 50 visitors. Ticket price is 150RSD.