Woven Magazine Issue 4 is out now. Woven Magazine Issue 4 explores the paradoxes at play in our world: death and rebirth, old and new, past and future. We take on a mindset of endless growth and the many catalysts we encounter in the creative process: setbacks, loss, imagination, and serendipity. From poetry to plants, this issue looks intently into the face of the immeasurable forces that propel us forward, and meditates on our role in designing the future.
From Manly, Australia to Victoria, British Columbia, from Long Beach, California to Jersey City, New Jersey, we share the stories of nine artists, designers, and entrepreneurs who are holding the tension between the past, present, and future. You’ll meet modern day poet Joekenneth Museau who channelled the loss of his mother to cancer into a guidebook for grief, Julianne Ahn who took up ceramics as a meditation, and photographer Cody Cobb whose solo expeditions take us back in time. We study the cosmology city planning at Arcosanti, an experimental architecture site in the Arizona desert, and glimpse the mythical symbols of Antelope Canyon through the eyes of Navajo guides.
Woven Magazine is a magazine for Makers and Thinkers. The stories of our lives weave in and out like fabric through a quilt. Together they spin themes common to all of humanity. Themes of fear and triumph, love and risk, joy and heartache. Together they comprise the human experience. Before the written word existed, there was oral tradition. Central to this tradition was a deep rooted conviction that story structured society; it explained origin, defined ethics, and created entertainment. Woven Magazine blooms out of this tradition. It seeks to capture the stories of makers, artists, and thinkers. It is founded upon the idea that what we often lack in ourselves, we find in others, and through their own sharing of their lives. May these stories serve to inspire and articulate the unspoken desires of your hearts.
8.5 x 11.3 inch, 144 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound volumes, full color on uncoated and coated paper. Printed in Canada.