Are We Europe Magazine Issue 16 (Vices & Values) is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). From vitamin D supplements to the re-invented cigarette break and the power of antibiotics: these are the substances we take on the sidelines of the infamous war on drugs.
We’ve taken a magnifying glass to the drugs that have an unspoken place in our daily realities. From ground-breaking psychedelic therapies to the newest nicotine product that’s keeping Europeans hooked, we want to take you into the world of everyday drugs. The magazine—almost 100 pages long and full of incredible photography, and writing—collects experiences from across the continent, providing a unique look into people’s vices and values.
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.
Little packets of white powder
How nicotine pouches have captivated the masses in a so far unregulated Europe.
Tripping to heal
Normalising psychedelic-assisted therapies while interrogating the harm caused to Black people by the war on drugs.
These crystals will ease your pain
A photographer zooms in on everyday medication
Details: Are We Europe – Issue 16
112 pages of illustrated long-reads. 27 x 14 cm