212 Magazine - Future Shock Issue

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212 Magazine - Future Shock Issue

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

 

We’re delighted to present our TENTH issue,

‘Future Shock’, for Autumn/Winter 2020.

We borrowed the theme for our tenth issue from the title of the book

penned by futurist writer Alvin Toffler in 1970, in which he claims that ‘the future

arrives too soon and in the wrong order’. Summing up the term ‘Future Shock’ in a 1973 Alex Grasshoff documentary of the same name, narrator Orson Welles explains:

‘Future Shock is a sickness which comes from too much change in too short a time; a feeling that nothing is permanent anymore; it’s the reaction to changes that happen so fast that we can’t absorb them, it’s the premature arrival of the future. For those who are unprepared its effects can be pretty devastating.’

We were never going to be prepared, but it seems as though, as of 2020, we’re

embarking on our journey into the future defeated. We devoted this issue to understanding,

seeing and discussing the effects, triggers and aftermath of this shock.

Without giving up on our dreams, we set our sights on topics we can’t ignore.

On the cover: The Screen Door, by Cig Harvey

 

ISSUE X INCLUDES;

INTERVIEWS with

SIMON STÅLENHAG and  HUSSEIN CHALAYAN,

FASHION STORIES by  GWEN TRANNOY and  MARC HIBBERT,

PHOTO ESSAYS  by

CLEMENS ASCHER, MANDY BARKER, VINCENT FOURNIER,
CIG HARVEY, KAI LÖFFELBEIN,

and

ARTIST PORTFOLIO  of  EMMA LARSSON,

SHORT STORY  by  TOMRIS UYAR – ‘THE FUTURE IS A MAYBE’,

A PROSE  by  SELİN GÜREL  – UNSUBTITLED 2020,

AN ESSAY  by  MARCOS LUTYENS – WORLD IN FLUX.