Local Stickerbook #4. Yan Tashtoush, Alexandra Sakara, Katia Samogon, Stasiya Lutova (Eds.).

Posted in art, Artist magazine, graphic design, photography on December 6th, 2023
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“Local Stickerbook” is an independent magazine exhibiting works of contemporary Ukrainian artists. For each edition, around twenty artists are selected to represent their creations through the sticker format. The project was launched in February, 2021 as an initiative of Kyiv-based artists and curators. Since that time, the team successfully hosted several multi-format events uniting various local musicians, artists and enthusiasts to explore metamodernistic ideas and approaches. 

The Local Stickerbook team also provides artists and their families with financial aid. The team intends to create a special financial support foundation giving a part of the profits and donations to the Ukrainian artists in need. Together we make a difference!

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Elska Issue 42 Almaty Kazakhstan. Liam Campbell (Ed.)

Posted in magazines, photography, travel, writing on November 10th, 2023
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This issue was made in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan and a burgeoning centre of LGBTQ culture in Central Asia. This is the sort of place that we expect the bulk of our readership to know little about, and before coming here we were also rather in the dark. 

‘Elska Almaty’ features ten chapters, dedicated to the following local participants: Zhassulan S, Nicholas S, Aski K, Roman P, Nurzhan T, Denis Z, Sanzhar A, Samgat A, Edward S, and Nan N.

Ten ordinary local boys from this city’s LGBTQ community, shot both in the city streets and at home, dressed in their own style and often not dressed at all. Each also contributed a personal story, written themselves in either Kazakh or Russian (and followed by English translations) on any subject of their choosing, enabling an even closer connection. These texts touch upon a variety of topics, from stories of falling in love with a closeted celebrity, to chronicles of learning to not just live but flourish as an HIV-positive person, to tales of being a dedicated cat dad who can’t stop growing his feline family. 

Extra special thanks this issue goes to: Josiah Blackmore, Frank Dalton, Joe Pinto.

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Log 57 – Black is . . . an’ Black ain’t . . . Cynthia Davidson (Ed.). Anyone Corporation

Posted in architecture, critique, magazines, Theory on May 30th, 2023
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Log 57 – Black is . . . an’ Black ain’t . . .
Anyone Corporation,

USA, 
Architecture, 
Magazine, 
“Calls for more Blackness in architecture schools can be simplistic,” writes architect Darell Wayne Fields, guest editor of Log 57. Well-meaning equity and inclusion programs often simply “associate the mere presence of Black bodies with institutional change.” In Log 57, a 208-page thematic issue titled Black is . . . an’ Black ain’t . . ., 29 authors explore the complexities of Blackness as it relates to aesthetics and architectural pedagogy. As Fields notes, “In calling for more Blackness, I, for one, am calling for more Black methodology. An inherent characteristic of [which] is a measurement of difference.”
To that end, Log 57 gathers essays and reflections on architectural pedagogies, both in academia and in practice, by Sean Canty, Michelle JaJa Chang, Ajay Manthripragada, and Mónica Ponce de León, among others. Projects by young designers for whom methodological concepts of Black Signification and bricolage are central are presented in a four-color section, and built works and a preservation effort channel difference as a generative force in real-world communities. “This work demonstrates what is possible when methodological change is real,” writes Fields. “Real change, like Blackness, makes us nervous. Black difference, however, is revolutionary.”

Contents

Chelsea Jno Baptiste, Savannah Cheung & Sahil Mohan, “VERSatile Method”

Tamara Birghoffer, “House for a House”

Kenneth Brabham Jr., “A Room for Jacob Lawrence”

Alex Cabana, “Fuller’s Spine”

Barrington Calvert, “Speakeasy for the Revolution”

Barrington Calvert & Nick Meehan, “Preservation Operations: A Guided Tour of American Legion Post 218”

Sean Canty, “All the Things You Are: Latency as an Aesthetic Practice”

Brian Cavanaugh & Darell Wayne Fields, “University of Oregon Black Cultural Center”

Michelle JaJa Chang, “Shadows and Other Things”

Eunice Chung, “Bigness and Blackness”

Matt Conway, “Drunk Datums”

Melinda Denn, “A House for Rosie Lee Tompkins”

Nitzan Farfel, “A House Is a Brothel”

Darell Wayne Fields, “Prologue to a Black Pedagogy”

Rachel Ghindea, “House for the Dead”

Mitzy González, “Nepantla: An Altar for Gloria E. Anzaldúa”

Bernardo Guerra Jr., “Asylum–Proximity”

Kaleb Houston & Hannah Terry, “Black Architecture 101”

Reese Lewis, “The Speculative Devaluation of 270 Park Avenue”

Ajay Manthripragada, “A Double Untying”

Sydney Rose Maubert, “the gate: the erotics of Black worship”

Nick Meehan, “House for No One”

Christina Moushoul, “A House for Sitcoms”

Rudabeh Pakravan, “Building Fronts”

Mónica Ponce de León, “Modest Ambitions”

Elizabeth Grace Siqueira, “House for Friars”

Eunice Takahaye Slanwa, “A House for Mary and Ayak”

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V Magazine #70 (yellow cover). Stephen Gan (Ed.). V magazine

Posted in fashion, magazines, writing on April 1st, 2023
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Special 70th edition “THE STAR POWER ISSUE” (yellow cover).

THE BITCH IS BACK! See the return of pop’s most perennially talked about legend, Britney Spears, photographed by Mario Testino for our starpower issue. Plus: Joan Smalls by Alasdair McLellan, Carolyn Murphy by Danielle and Iango, and the best of spring fashion.

Contents:

Britney Spears photographed by Mario Testino
Celine Dion
Giselle Bündchen
Stevie Wonder
Liberace
Lea T
Zahia Dehar
Power Agents
Hollywood Legends
L.A. Infamy

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TEXTURE MAGAZINE ISSUE #2. Christian Jones, Alex Greenwood, Sophie Parke (Eds.). Texture Magazine

Posted in architecture, Artist magazine, distribution, magazines, music, writing on March 8th, 2023
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Texture Magazine Issue #2 is about proximity, growth, and the art of feeling as much as understanding – a fractallised approach to what sound can mean now.

From a radical relistening of silence to the intellectual demise of music altogether, the words contained within are to be held, shared, caressed and torn asunder. Also featured is writing on the sociopolitics of the nightlife industry, the place-making of UK Drill, and the meaning of gatherings in northern Sweden through the eyes of Pliny the Elder. Among many others, of course.

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Mang Mang Magazine Vol. 1. Mang Mang Magazine

Posted in Journals, magazines, politics on February 17th, 2023
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Mang Mang Magazine Vol. 1 is a Chinese-language independent magazine called “莽莽 Mang Mang” (meaning wild grass). The magazine includes articles, interviews, photos, and well-researched infographics documenting the recent wave of protests in China and in Chinese communities throughout the world that has led to the ending of the draconian Zero-Covid policy in China. Mang Mang Magazine Vol. 1 also deals with broader political and social issues (feminism, LGBTQ) and supports protests in Iran and Hong Kong, just to name a few.

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Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors #10 (Fall 2000). Joseph Holtzman (Ed.). Nest LLC

Posted in architecture, design, magazines on January 26th, 2023
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Fall 2000 issue of Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors

Special edition wrapped with a plastic slipcover.

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Potpuri No. 01

Posted in art, magazines on December 4th, 2022
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Gazeta 01, 09/22

“Potpuri” is a collaborative publication of Termokiss Community Center (Prishtina, Kosovo) and the Master in Transdisciplinarity of the Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland) which is published as a printed magazine and a website (www.termokissresearch.club).

Project Team: Argnes Ahmeti, Thassiannira Araujo Sousa, Bujar Aruqaj, Ardita Avdija, Rozafa Basha, Caroline Baur, Anna Bertram, Frederic Bron, Lea Burkhalter, Mara Djukaric, Njomza Dragusha, Fisnik Eger, Niştiman Erdede, Hannah Essler, Nicole Frei, Christian Gieben, Sofia Hachemi, Ervina Halili, Etrit Hasler, Valentin Hehl, Adelina Ismaili, Tinka Kelmendi, Diona Kusari, Ludwig Lederer, Nora Longatti, Roxani Marty Pavlaki, Kushtrim Memeti, Elisa Pezza, Merlin Pohl, Era Qena, Jan Reimann, Marcel Rickli , Basil Rogger, Tosca Salihu, Jehisson Santacruz Giraldo, Shpat Shkodra, Tobias Stumpp, Endrit Tasholli, Paula Thomaka, Arian Vula, Judith Weidmann, Wiebke Wiesner.

Contributors: Thassiannira Araujo Sousa, Ardita Avdija, Frederick Bron, Njomza Dragusha, Fisnik Eger, Niştiman Erdede, Hannah Essler, Fabian Gutscher, Emanuel Haab, Adelina Ismaili, Tinka Kelmendi, Nikola Koruga, Diona Kusari, Nora Longatti, Roxani Marty Pavlaki, Elisa Pezza, Era Qena, Marcel Rickli, Shpat Shkodra, Endrit Tasholli, Arian Vula, Judith Weidmann.

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Korazon #1. MFAE. Ramona

Posted in Artist magazine, magazines, politics on November 24th, 2022
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Korazon #1
a sensual and political magazine

With KORAZON, we want to dive into topics previously discussed by Amauta’s writers within the current context of cultural activities no longer being subsidized by the government, but rather turned into for-profit projects. In this mag, we want to show how crucial identity and collective culture are to a country and how important it is to invest in us as a multicultural territory. This platform’s aim is to bring attention to issues that affect us as Peruvians, especially those that we hardly emphasize and pinpoint as oppressive or holding us back as a community.

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Local Stickerbook #3. Yan Tashtoush, Alexandra Sakara, Katia Samogon, Stasiya Lutova (Eds.)

Posted in art, Artist's book, books on November 18th, 2022
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Local Stickerbook is an independent magazine exhibiting works of contemporary Ukrainian artists. For each edition, around twenty artists are selected to represent their creations through the sticker format. The project was launched in February, 2021 as an initiative of Kyiv-based artists and curators. Since that time, the team successfully hosted several multi-format events uniting various local musicians, artists and enthusiasts to explore metamodernistic ideas and approaches.

The Local Stickerbook team also provides artists and their families with financial aid. The team intends to create a special financial support foundation giving a part of the profits and donations to the Ukrainian artists in need. Together we make a difference!

Order here