Escaping the Ice Palace
Jun01

Escaping the Ice Palace

“It wasn’t until many years later, while I was grappling with grief in my mid-twenties, that Kai and Gerda resurfaced on the scene and I finally figured out why they mattered so much back then, and why, after all these years, they still matter to me today.” Susan Platt on the magic of Hans Christian Andersen’s words, and an unfolding secret power.

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In Conversation: Ellie Gooding
Jun01

In Conversation: Ellie Gooding

Move over tooth fairies! There’s a new kind of pixie about and it is taking the world by storm: The Book Fairies, a worldwide network of book lovers who leave free books in public for other people to find. Eleanor Gooding is Switzerland’s first official Book Fairy and she’s on the hunt for new recruits.

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The Voyage Out: The Book Fairy
Jun01

The Voyage Out: The Book Fairy

““There,” she points to the sculpture at the top of the opera house steps, and grins. A perfect hiding spot. She skips up the steps and turns. Adult or kids’ book, what do you think?” She looks up at me, arms outstretched, a book wrapped in ribbons in each hand.” Ellie Gooding, Zürich’s Book Fairy, shows Susan Platt how it’s done.

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In Conversation: Crazy Maple Studio
Feb28

In Conversation: Crazy Maple Studio

“We often get emails from people who tell us that they really do not enjoy reading, but playing the game made them want to read the actual book. So, the app helps people discover or rediscover their love of the written word.” Susan Platt met the San Francisco-based Crazy Maple team to talk about how a raw story is turned into an interactive experience.

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Making Tracks
Dec01

Making Tracks

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

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Letters Live: The Heartbeat of Humanity
Sep01

Letters Live: The Heartbeat of Humanity

“Something extraordinary happens when the performer takes the stage. For a brief moment, they become one with the words and the sentiment infused into the letters, bringing their spirits out of the past and into the present.”

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Making Tracks
Aug30

Making Tracks

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

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In Conversation: Khamsavan Wiesner
Jun09

In Conversation: Khamsavan Wiesner

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

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Making Tracks
Jun09

Making Tracks

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

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In Conversation: Lucia Helenka
Mar03

In Conversation: Lucia Helenka

“The metaphor of the seed is relevant in my film. The idea of who plants a seed in our minds—the effort it takes to grow an idea into a successful product or project. And perhaps going on from that, the possibilities that arise out of being able to affect that growth process.” Lucia Helenka talks to the Woolf about biohacking, filmmaking and her newest project: STEM.

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