digital archives for your perusal...
[wherever] interviews el seed, world-renowned street artist about feeling “out of place” and asks if selling high-value art in galleries has changed his work. francesca borri, a war reporter in syria reflects on her time in aleppo under siege. in a photo essay “tourist terrorism” from ethiopia, monne tuinhout explores how tourists impact the environment and people they are visiting. also, in contrast with the usual parachute guides to marfa, [wherever] presents one written by a long-time resident about the surrounding areas, revealing a little bit more than we’re used to reading about the fashionable town in the texan desert. ann gaul explores the women on moroccan postcards in “mediating morocco.” sarah tanburn accompanies her mother to india, where she has not visited since she was a child, when she was the colonial governor’s daughter. finally, ahmad diab tells readers “how to go from stateless to settler in four not to easy steps.”
christopher wallace visits rome with his father and they eat their way through the eternal city. thalia dergham reflects on her love for istanbul, accompanied by some illustrations by yao xiao. sousan hammad publishes her letters from a place with no mailboxes. porochista khakpour looks back at a "smileless" time in new york city. kurt hollanderexplores the possibility that bacteria rule...everything, and andrea y. lee, ceo of uri tours, explores shifting style trends in pyongyang. she has been traveling there on a monthly basis for over ten years and speculates on changes and their motivations in “the juche aesthetic.” ahmad diab translates an excerpt from the diwan of imam al-shaf'i. for fun, we put together a feature on footwear and its somewhat disjunctive relationship to both place and movement. these are just some of the highlights of issue one!
issue zero features “how to write about [wherever],” a tongue in cheek piece about travel writing. ahmad diab pens “conflicting changes”, an essay about writing a new yorker. rosie garthwaite follows hudson, a migrant worker living in doha home to sri lanka for his annual vacation and subsequently writes a guide to doha and colombo based on the trip. iain bamforth’s “in transit” mediates on time, travel and mobility. suchitra vijayan explores the maha kumbh mela through cartography: a city constructed to host a ritual bathing for millions of people in the ganges. a half-libyan writer pieces herself back together through her ancestry despite geographic distance and dr. gabrielle francis, a naturopath practicing in new york, contributes a travelogue composed from her years of travels through india focused on spirituality and healing. victor locuratolo contributes three [wherever] inspired illustrations steeped in his architectural practice.