METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS, SWARM Mag’s second theme for 2020, is now underway and here is your introduction to it. METAMORPHOSIS will run from 11th May to 17th July 2020.

INVERSION 89

Just before the world-famous events of the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution took place on 17th November 1989, the people of one soot-stained city held their own series of protests for the most basic of human rights – clean air.

A HOMAGE TO LIFE’S WORK

American-Czech video artist Bohuslav “Woody” Vašulka made an undisputed mark on the global art world, which came to an end with his recent passing. Writer Miloš Vojtěchovský presents a compact summary of his life and work.

LANGUAGE LUGGAGE

Ukrainian writer Iryna Zahladko unravels a beautifully narrated series of poems and situational vignettes about estrangement, transformation and adjustment of heritage, and feeling one's way around a new-found world.

HUMAN BODY AS AN UNDESIRED HERITAGE?

How is the porn industry involved in speeding up the evolution of haptic technologies? How close are we to perfectly synthesizing our senses?

CAN YOU FEED YOUR COAT?

Fashion designer Linda Havrlíková on how wool and its productions eats up the land even though it's no longer worn by the sheep.

JE NE SUIS PAS RENTRÉ

An essay on the boundaries and etymology of domestic space written by Jonas Vansteenkiste.

HERITAGE

An introduction to and a breakdown of SWARM Mag's first thematic cycle of articles of 2020 – HERITAGE – and what can you expect from it. HERITAGE will run until May.

AFTER THE BUBNY TRAIN STATION

One of the brownfields of Prague – the Bubny train station – which is surrounded by Letná and Holešovice quarters, is disappearing. In the next decade, it is supposed to be replaced by a new residential district for 25,000 people, 11,000 flats, 5,000 schoolkids...

THE XENOPHOBIC ATTITUDE OF POST-SOVIET COUNTRIES

A soft-toned photo series by Johana Kasalická leads us through a landscape where a mere passive existence might be perceived as a misplaced threat.

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A HIVE

Having a dream about loneliness or waking up lonely. Where is everyone? A SWARM-inspired poem by Tomáš Roček that, in turn, inspired tailor-made illustrations by Nikolas Petrlík. Follow the Queen.
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