212 Magazine Issue 10 (the Future Shock Issue) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Time is flying by and we are proud to present our tenth issue, The Future Shock Issue, for Autumn/Winter 2020. We borrowed the theme from the title of the book penned by futurist writer Alvin Toffler in 1970, in which he claims that ‘the future arrives too soon and in the wrong order’. We were never going to be prepared, but it seems as though, as of 2020, we’re embarking on our journey into the future defeated. We devoted this issue to understanding, seeing and discussing the effects, triggers and aftermath of this shock. Without giving up on our dreams, we set our sights on topics we can’t ignore.
‘Future Shock is a sickness which comes from too much change in too short a time; a feeling that nothing is permanent anymore; it’s the reaction to changes that happen so fast that we can’t absorb them, it’s the premature arrival of the future. For those who are unprepared its effects can be pretty devastating.’ We were never going to be prepared, but it seems as though, as of 2020, we’re embarking on our journey into the future defeated. We devoted this issue to understanding, seeing and discussing the effects, triggers and aftermath of this shock. Without giving up on our dreams, we set our sights on topics we can’t ignore. On the cover: The Screen Door, by Cig Harvey.
Discover 212 Magazine – Issue 10.
212 magazine is a new biannual publication from Istanbul. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region. The name “212” comes from the area code for Istanbul, but it also happens to be the area code for New York – a piece of misdirection that’s characteristic of the magazine’s ethos: as soon as you try too hard to close in on your subject it has a habit of defying you. Rather than pigeonholing ideas into narrow parameters, 212’s contributors trace connections that will surprise and delight. Each issue is centred around a loose theme – the first is Strange Days. 212 aims to be as challenging as it is influential – to provide an inclusive space for ideas and perspectives to mix without prejudice and better interrogate social, artistic and cultural phenomena from the region and around the world.
Interviews with Simon Stålenhag and Hussein Chalayan,
Fashion Stories by Gwen Trannoy and Marc Hibbert,
Photo Essays by Clemens Ascher, Mandy Barker, Vincent Fournier, Cig Harvey, Kai Löffelbein,
And Artist Portfolio of Emma Larsson,
Short Story by Tomris Uyar – ‘The Future Is A Maybe’,
A prose by Selin Gürel – Unsubtitled 2020
An essay by Marcos Lutyen – World in flux.
Contributors: 212 Magazine – Issue 10
Özge Akkaya, Ashanti, Clemens Ascher, Charly Avenell, Mandy Barker, Nicola Brittin, Frederik Bernholm, Dusty Boynton, M. Florine Démosthène, Sandra Ebert, Elif Eren, Vincent Fournier, Erin Green, Selin Gürel, Cig Harvey, Marc Hibbert, Caren Jepkemei, Grace Joel, Naoki Komiya, Emma Larsson, Chesca Lenton, Kai Löffelbein, Marcos Lutyens, Hiroshi Matsushita, Juli Molnar, Fatih Öztürk, Cem Talu, Ayten Tartıcı, Gwen Trannoy, Onur Uygun, Tomris Uyar, Itır Yıldız, Zinnia.
148 pages, 28 x 38 cm, 900 grams