If necessity is the mother of invention, extreme environments must be hotbeds of innovation. Works That Work No. 4 went to find out. Although humans often create just for the pleasure of creating, some of the most fascinating innovations are driven by the sheer need to survive. Issue 4 of Works That Work began with our first onsite content scouting in Tromsø, Norway, where we sought out the adaptations that make life possible in the challenging conditions of the Arctic. The search continued in other extreme environments including deserts, war zones and the world’s largest squat, taking us as far as Mars and the race to get there.
This issue was also shaped by our first Reader’s Survey. Although responses to the survey consisted largely of ‘keep doing what you’re doing’, there was also some useful constructive criticism. We also tried to accomodate the conflicting requests for ‘more articles’ and ‘lower price’: this is our longest issue yet, and shipping is now free. To help keep the magazine longer and prices lower, we are also introducing our Reader Classified Ads, figuring that if we have to have advertising, it may as well be by our readers and for our readers. Like everything else we do.
An Ancient Design in a Modern Age
Die erste Ausgabe von #Kurt ist da! Das neue Printmagazin stammt aus der Feder von vier jungen Journalismusköpfen: Michelle Schwarzenbach, Kerstin Hasse, Christian Zürcher und Simon Knopf. Die erste Ausgabe des 64 Seiten starken Magazins steht unter dem Motto «Scheitern». Interviews, Hintergrundartikel, Reportagen wie auch Essays und Bildstrecken nehmen sich...
212 is a new biannual magazine published in Spring 2016. It is based out of Istanbul and published and distributed internationally. 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...
212 magazine Issue 2 is out now. The theme for the second issue of 212 magazine is Locality, and we have used it to guide our many attempts to capture phenomena that might be called ‘homegrown’; to consider how they frame communities’ experience and interact with the world outside. This...