212 magazine Issue 7 (the Awakening issue) is out now. Awakening is the theme of our seventh issue. Awakening is a state of inner attainment. In choosing this fresh and rejuvenating theme which is inclined to induce an array of different connotations for the Spring-Summer season, we tried to focus on where we feel this effect at its fullest.
Interviews with Olga Tokarczuk and Ottessa Mosfegh
Fashion stories by Turkina Faso and Szilveszter Makó
Photo essays by Nadia Lee Cohen, Aimée Hoving, Daniel Shipp, Tom Chambers, Jeeyoung Lee, Mária Žvarbová
Artworks by James Mortimer
And short stories by Leyla Erbi̇l, Eli̇f Türkölmez, Meli̇sa Kesmez, Mevsi̇m Yeni̇ce and Joyce Carol Oates.
Aimée Hoving, Alexander Dawe, Amy Friend, Daniel Shipp, Elif Türkölmez, Ivan Bontchev, Jacek Kołodziejski, James Mortimer, JeeYoung Lee, Juli Molnar, Krystal Griffiths, Laszllo Pasztor, Louis Souvestre, Lucas Lehmann, Mária Švarbová, Mee Kee Song, Mehmet Vefa, Melisa Kesmez, Met Kilinc, Mevsim Yenice, Nadia Lee Cohen, Polina Moldaschl, Sarah Booth, Stanislav Ivanov, Szilveszter Makó, Timi Letonja, Tom Chambers, Turkina Faso, Vanessa Bellini.
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.
148 pages, 28 x 38 cm, 900 grams