Saturday, September 26, 2015

an evening with editor-in-chief Christoph Amend from ZEIT MAGAZIN in Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Thursday October 22

We're excited to announce that we will have an evening with editor-in-chief Christoph Amend from ZEIT MAGAZIN in the shop, Thursday October 22 at 18:30 - Spui 14 Amsterdam.

Zeit Magazin comes weekly with Die Zeit and since a few years they publish Zeit Magazin International - The Berlin State of Mind, articles from Zeit Magazin and new articles in English. It became one of our favourite reads here in the Newscentre! 
Please join us for a night of magazine talk with the Chefredakteur of one of Europe's best newspaper magazines. The new international edition will be available on the 22nd.

Friday, September 25, 2015

our evening with THE STATE

Last night we had a gathering in the shop with editor Ahmad Makia from Dubai based independent publication THE STATE. We talked about the different volumes of the title that zoom in on language, smell, the city of Dubai. The State is a place in the city that exists online and in print but is also a space where people come in to organise events, lectures, debates. The State was set up by Ahmad and Rahel Aima. We talked about censorship, the influence of literary magazines on the publication, publishing in the UAE, the We Love Print collective  (WTD, The Carton, The Outpost, The State) and how the titles work together.
It was interesting to learn more about the print and what the group does outside of the publication, since we only knew the hard copies. They change size and shape with every new volume and have fantastic designs and rich content. We still have them all in stock. 
Thanks Ahmad for joining us and Nikos Doulos for taking some pictures.

Friday, September 11, 2015

presentation and Q&A with editor Ahmad Makia from THE STATE

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum invites you to join us for an evening with THE STATE, an independent magazine made in Dubai. Editor-in-chief Ahmad Makia will be in the store for a presentation of the magazine and a Q&A. Thursday September 24 at 18:30 in the newscentre, Spui 14.

The State is part of the We Love Print collective together with titles like The Carton, WTD and The Outpost. 
They just released a great new publication "Syntax Freezone" about sign language. The magazine is also about architecture, urbanism, politics, art and the Middle East. 

they say:
"THE STATE is a publishing and editorial platform based out of Dubai, U.A.E. interested in postcolonial vernaculars, South-South relations, the Gulf, alternative futurisms, and the future weird. 

Our online iteration includes essays and mixtapes. In our publishing arm, we produce themed print volumes, or book objects. We also host a discussion series, TRIANGULATIONS, in our Dubai studio Satellite, along with a range of film screenings, popups, and other programming."

Last year NRC Handelsblad published an article on The State and the independent publishing scene in the Middle East (read it here in Dutch).