“Being an outsider makes it easier to discover things that might go unnoticed by locals. I never really enjoyed taking photos in Switzerland, since everything seems too familiar. However, a danger of misrepresentation lies within this: As an outsider we tend to stress what is different instead of what is similar, therefore creating a bigger gap than there actually is.” —Photographer and documentary maker Ana Amigo
Be transported by the colour and movement of Zürich based photographer and documentary maker Ana Amigo, our featured artist in this Raw issue.
“But what use is this concern? It is choking. It is debilitating. It feeds a bright futile flame that burns no-one but me. I hate to tell you folks, but I do not feel on the winning side of anything right now with all my precious concern. And I know you feel it too, or you wouldn’t be here. You feel that concern, you live with it, you know its crushing weight.” Clare O’Dea
“Sometimes we humans are compelled to create a context for ourselves so our passions can thrive, and one wonders if Feller’s business endeavours—exploring the relatively new world of lighting and electrical solutions—were his way of doing just that.” Adolf Feller: a man whose propensity for connectivity led him to build one of the world’s largest collection of postcards.
Take a stroll through the annals of Switzerland’s history: a selection of Adolf Feller’s postcards from the 54,000-strong collection that is now housed in the ETH online archive.
Liam Klenk compiles a calendar of literary goings-on in Zürich and beyond this Summer.
Liam Klenk compiles a calendar of literary goings-on in Zürich and beyond this Spring.
D.B. Miller on what a new century means for Cabaret Voltaire—and the rest of us—in the latest chapter of Notes from the Unexpected.
Murielle Doré is our featured artist: calligrapher, knitter, teacher of the art.
“There’s something interesting about a story that circles—however tightly, however loosely. This is the story that (like most others) is anchored from the start of its telling in a place and an action. It’s an action that is borne of friction: in the world, between characters, or internally.” Libby O’Loghlin on diving deep, and surfacing at the beginning.