Recent Posts From 2017 Summer: Waves

In Conversation: Anne Korkeakivi

“I want to understand human beings, what makes them who they are and why they do the things they do. Before I put pen to paper, I spend a long time getting to know my characters.” Geneva-based author Anne Korkeakivi on novels and writing style, the question of identity, cultural adaptation and withstanding the waves of contemporary politics.

In Conversation: Khamsavan Wiesner

“Human skin as a canvas? It’s unforgiving.” Zürich-based tattoo artist Khamsavan Wiesner on Japanese waves, tradition and passion.

In Conversation: Alena Sevastsyanava

“… such a concentration of saturated colours: those alpine meadows with their variety of greens, bright wild flowers, graphite rocky peaks, cerulean blue glaciers.” Zürich-based watercolourist and illustrator Alena Sevastsyanava on seeing the Alps for the first time.

Gallery: Waves

Alena Sevastsyanava, a Zürich-based graphic designer and illustrator, graces our featured Gallery with the art of watercolour.

Tales from the Pit #3

“If you slip and almost step on a waterlogged mouse, do not attempt an artsy contortion. You will pull a muscle in your back.” D.B. Miller walks us through eight steps to success when attending Zürich’s open-air festival.

Small Presses Making Waves

“I can’t imagine creating any other way. More eyes and hearts in what we’re making are always better.” We talk to Sean Platt, Sam Jordison, Joanna Penn and Nichola Smalley, who are making waves in different ways, with their imprints.

In Conversation: Alison Morton

“My own time in the military was in the 1980s when our main threat was that of the Soviets pouring over the East German frontier.” Alison Morton talks about her historical fiction, and Roma Nova, an imaginary remnant of the Roman Empire where she sets her six novels, in which the women largely hold power.

Poetry: Karin Kaminker

“In waves / it came / brought on / by the empty garden bench / among the willows …” Karin Kaminker is a Geneva-based poet, and we feature two of her poems in this issue.

Making Tracks

Liam Klenk compiles a calendar of literary goings-on in Zürich and beyond this Summer.

  • Galleries

Gallery: Waves

Alena Sevastsyanava, a Zürich-based graphic designer and illustrator, graces our featured Gallery with the art of watercolour.

Gallery: Under the Microscope STEM

We take a closer look at some of the seeds and micro worlds of filmmaker Lucia Helenka’s STEM film project.

Gallery: Under the Microscope II

From crappy to happy: inspect some of the miniature gardens created by Steve Wheen, the Pothole Gardener.

  • In Conversation

In Conversation: Anne Korkeakivi

“I want to understand human beings, what makes them who they are and why they do the things they do. Before I put pen to paper, I spend a long time getting to know my characters.” Geneva-based author Anne Korkeakivi on novels and writing style, the question of identity, cultural adaptation and withstanding the waves of contemporary politics.

In Conversation: Alena Sevastsyanava

“… such a concentration of saturated colours: those alpine meadows with their variety of greens, bright wild flowers, graphite rocky peaks, cerulean blue glaciers.” Zürich-based watercolourist and illustrator Alena Sevastsyanava on seeing the Alps for the first time.

In Conversation: Steve Wheen

Steve Wheen, multimedia storyteller, talks to the Woolf about the impact of creating tiny storyworlds, the power of imagining, his miniature gardens and his work as The Pothole Gardener, a project that transforms ‘crappy to happy’.