A language that is direct, welcoming and honest. We believe that the distance between audiences, artists and writers has become too big – there’s just too much art jargon, too much pretence and too many long words and long sentences. How long ago did you read a contemporary art exhibition review or leaflet that outright made sense, actually interacted with the piece and didn’t talk down to you? I know it’s been a long time since either of us did.
A world where artists, thinkers and audiences speak to one another, where there isn’t a limit to entry. Where everyone is welcome, and we can all feel it. Because only then can the magic happen. That’s why we pay all our journal contributors, help establish direct communication within our network, and adopt a flexible publication release dependable on funding and possibility of all contributors to reach what they’ve set out to reach.
So, we started a journal, and that’s culturala. Put simply, it’s an art and cultural theory journal with the aim of accessibility and a focus on the open-ended network of creatives. Every other issue is printed, and every other one is digital – each focused on a theme such as memory, digitalisation, disappearance, and data.
We also host some events, stream some films and send out a bi-weekly newsletter written by someone in our community on anything and everything art.
All of the profits from the sales go directly to paying contributors to our next issues. We’ll be soon publishing our financial structure to ensure transparancy, as well as expanding our sponsorship opportunities. All publication dates are held flexible to be able to pay everyone as well as uphold a sustainable working structure for our team and our contributors.
our emails are [email protected]
if you want to make sure to reach us, please copy in info @ culturala.org.
we all work on a voluntary basis with the hope to be able to pay ourselves in the future and in the meantime prioritising paying our contributors, so please be patient with email responses.
previous team members:
Lauren Máiréad Wells – producer & co-founder
Laureen Lehoux – visual director, illustrator & co-founder
Atomic Books, Baltimore
BOOKS Peckham, London
Casa Bosques, Mexico City
Casa das Artes, Cacilhas, Lisbon
Fashion Room Bookstore, Florence
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Hey That’s Nice, Lurzen
KD Presse, Paris
Kintu Studio, Lisbon
Knihkupectví ArtMap, Prague
Mai Manó, Budapest
Maison Bertaux, London
Mulberry Iconic Magazine, New York
News & Coffee, Barcelona
Page Five, Prague
Papercut Shop, Stockholm
Skylight Books, Los Angeles
South Parade, London
The Library Project, Dublin
The Steamship PS, London
Woulfe’s Bookshop, Kerry