SHELTER SWEATER

“As if I could make the clothes a shelter, some dreamy, heaven-like space that one could just settle in.” Polish designer Pat Guzik and her namesake label strive to create pieces that are raw, playful, expressive and, most importantly, sustainably sourced and made.

EXTENDED FOREST

Tekla Gedeon, a Budapest-based architect and speculative designer, presents “a parallel virtual world which performs environmental guardianship” where you can become an avatar forester and restore balance.

ADAPTUS X

Using utopist ideas of radical ecological activism, the Czech artistic group Duna has created a mysterious black box transplanting the DNA of species on the brink of extinction into human DNA, getting us more in touch with the non-human animal world.

THE SAME OLD GAME ?

We interviewed Melichar Oravec, known to the world as a YouTuber, letsplayer, streamer and video-game content creator FlyGunCZ, about material and immaterial recyclation in the gaming environment. The interview is accompanied by eye-candy gifs and videos by German designer Franz Impler.

INFOMERCIALS FROM HELL

Romanian-Hungarian artist Botond Keresztesi produces one-of-a-kind, tongue-in-cheek paintings by merging multiple painting techniques, a collage of technology and classical artworks and the feeling of surreal, fever-induced dreams.

WHO AM I ?

Camille VanDag, a Geneva-based designer, produces otherworldly accessories and footwear with a retro-futuristic feel, with emphasis on sustainability and environmental respect.

RE-ENTER THE PLANT

The iconic book The Secret Life of Plants became the cornerstone inspiration for Nela Britaňáková's video featuring recycled textiles, addressing the themes of flora in the age of anthropocene and the transcendental moment of a human merging with a plant.

LAYERS OF SURREALITY

“I get inspiration everywhere and all the time. Sometimes more, sometimes less.” Switzerland-based illustrator Luca Schenardi unearths the thought and creative processes in an exclusive interview for SWARM Mag.

WHY ME, WHY ME

Self-professed trash transformer, Polish fashion designer and painter Marlena Czak explores the perfect balance of sustainability, ready-to-wear, tailored-to-fit and unique artistic expression.
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