Are We Europe Magazine Issue 15 (Down to Earth) is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). Europe’s land, if shared equally, should be enough to sustain all those who live on it. But not in practice. Which raises the question: who works the land—and who does it belong to?
For this issue we’ve explored land use and land rights around Europe. From Scottish crofters to the people curtained behind Ibiza’s party scene, the land informs both people’s identity and their sense of belonging. The magazine—almost 100 pages long and full of incredible photography, illustrations, and writing—is a much needed breath of fresh air for those in concrete-filled environments.
Are We Europe Magazine is a quarterly publication. We think that in the middle of a media landscape that continues to be fractured by national borders (in an otherwise borderless Europe), there’s a niche for a beautifully illustrated magazine, filled with intricately woven sentences, taking on the European landscape as a whole. Politics, lifestyle, deeply reported places that pick apart a certain place or problem, unapologetic social critique, and analysis of where the hell this is all going. Why print? Yeah, we know, it’s a crazy thing to bet on print. What can we say besides that we’re optimists and contrarians. If we weren’t, would we be so bullish on the idea that Europe—whatever its flaws—has a bright future ahead. And most of all, that it deserves to have its story told. Differently. Our goal is to publish Are We Europe magazine 4x per year, with each issue taking on a different theme that reveals something about what it means to be European, and how Europe interacts with and relates to the rest of the world. With love, Are We Europe.
Once upon a time in the fairy tale forest
How letting nature do its thing makes for a happy ending for the forests of Europe.
The tourist trap
Sprawling villas threaten to engulf the remains of Ibicenco identity
A crofter’s perspective
In the Scottish Highlands, an ancient form of land tenure can make us rethink how we relate to the land today
“They tried to make us tourists in our homelands”
An interview with researcher Kukka Ranta and Áslat Holmberg, vice president of the Saami Council
Drones in the vineyard
In the last decade, winemakers across France have been hit by the consequences of unprecedented climate variations. Can drones help them manage their vast wineries?
When they came for the family farms
The ongoing legacy of forced collectivisation in the Czech countryside
Details: Are We Europe – Issue 15
112 pages of illustrated long-reads. 27 x 14 cm