“At FARC, I developed powers I had never dreamed of because we were fighting for a mutual cause. I gave it my all as a guerillera – and became a woman fighter, not lastly because I experienced first hand how powerless women are in Colombia’s male-dominated society,” Milena describes her life as a guerillera. In intimate portraits, photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl and author Cornelia von Schelling document six female FARC fighters – Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia. What makes this project special is that it depicts the bitter civil war and the long peace process in Colombia from the perspective of female ex-rebels.
The largest guerrilla organization in the world was made up of 40 percent women. There was equality among the FARC – the rebels had left behind classic gender roles. They now feel a calling to fight for the interests of women in traditional Colombian society. In November 2016, after 53 years of bloody civil war and lengthy negotiations, the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels was signed. 7,000 guerillas were distributed on...
Brexit and Trump’s Wall—it seems that borders around the world are currently being closed rather than permeable. It’s a good thing that more and more font families are mediating between languages and cultures at the same time, so you can use one font for multiple font systems. The Typodarium 2020 therefore shows the latest font trends, the “weirdest” display types, the latest bread fonts and other proofs of the vital type community as well as a bi-script font family every Sunday. A writing system for diplomacy and tolerance. A writing system that brings down the walls in concrete heads and tears down political or military boundaries.
There are differences between Arabic and Hebrew, Japanese and Latin, but visually there are also many similarities. Communication overcomes borders. Communication needs writing. Type designers react to the wishes of their customers. And these customers from business and society think more globally and further than some headlines might suggest. The Sundays of the Typodarium 2020 define the silver lining on the time horizon: We are one world!
“At HUNGER, we think that hell yes, you can be a magazine like ours and still hunger for content with a serious message. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. As climate catastrophe looms, and politicians steer our world towards crisis, it’s a time when speaking up for what you believe in is more vital than ever. So we brought together the actors, activists and musicians who are pushing for the positive change we need to see. This issue’s collaborators all have a message – they all want change. We asked them what they had to say, and we listened. We’d like to think our readers are listening with us.” HUNGER Magazine, November 2019
For the latest issue RANKIN photographed no less than all four cover stars. River Gallo, Celeste, Akala and actor Stephen Graham present on GoSee grant readers a glimpse into the matters close to their hearts. We quote:
· River Gallo – writer-director and star of ‘Ponyboi’ talks about intersex rights.
· Akala – the writer and rapper shares his thoughts on the responsibilities that come with having a public platform.
· Stephen Graham – fresh from the release of...
QWSTION stands for sustainable and flexible solutions for personal mobility. In its Zurich studio, the label develops products between fashion and function – durable and practical companions that make life easier. Yves BACHMANN c/o VISUALEYES photographed the fashion reportage for QWSTION. GoSee: qwstion.com
When the Slanted team found out about a project showcasing Rhineland-Palatinatean design in Rwanda – and the other way around, they wanted to take a look at the up-and-coming creative scene there themselves to find out more.
And when they traveled to Rwanda in February 2019, the country impressed them in many ways: Plastic bags? They are absolutely prohibited there since 2004. Environmental management is being decentralized from the political to the local level, leading to a widespread understanding of how to preserve the environment. On the last Saturday of each month, for example, it is the duty of every citizen to clean up the streets.
Since this year, no more old clothes from the West are allowed to be imported to Rwanda – which has managed to create around 25,000 new jobs and a flourishing textile industry. Rwanda showed us how it’s done!
The Slanted special issue ‘Rwanda’ now presents a few outstanding personalities as well as many good stories besides a bit of design eye-candy. It was supported by descom Designforum Rhineland-Palatinate and the Partnership...
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