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Transition: The Future of Elsewhere

With the publication of Elsewhere No.04 in September 2016 we reached the end of the initial four-issue cycle that we envisaged at the time of our crowdfunding campaign in early 2015. Over those four issues we learned a lot about the process of putting together a journal such as this, the costs and the challenges, […]

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A Christmas Message from Elsewhere

Dear Fellow Travellers, As Christmas approaches and 2016 draws to a close, we are about to take a little bit of time out from our continuing journeys to Elsewhere and reflect on the year that is about to end. For many people around the world, this has not been a good year, and with sadness […]

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Memory, Place and Personal Narratives: High Street Stories

By Paul Scraton: The question of how we tell the stories of a place becomes all the more urgent when the physical reminders of a city, a town or a village have been destroyed. With the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011, the High Street precinct of Christchurch, New Zealand was irrevocably destroyed. Many of the historic […]

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From the Essex and Kent shorelines: Estuary 2016

Here is something that is right up our street – or perhaps better, right along our coastline. Estuary 2016, which begins this coming weekend on the 17 September is a new biennial arts festival curated in response to the Thames Estuary. In Elsewhere No.03 we featured illustrations of the Maunsell Sea Forts by Dylan White, […]

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Rivers of Power by Alejandro Cartagena

We received a surprise gift from Mexico in the mail this week and we were incredibly excited to discover inside a new book by Alejandro Cartagena, who’s photographs of ‘Fragmented Cities’ we introduced in Elsewhere No.02. Rivers of Power is again centred on Monterrey, Mexico and is a beautifully packaged and designed compilation of archive […]

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From The Pigeonhole: Sixty Degrees North – an Extract

Readers of Elsewhere will know we are big fans of Sixty Degrees North by Malachy Tallack. First published by Polygon, the book will be serialised to UK and Commonwealth readers on The Pigeonhole, starting from 19 May 2016. Readers will receive one digital instalment every three days via The Pigeonhole’s iOS app or on any […]

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The Possibility of the Train

At the station the destinations rattle around on the departures board until they settle, a list of times and places and platforms that tells hundreds of stories. On line one, the commuter heading home to the suburbs after another day in the city. Had she imagined the hours she would spend on that line, back […]

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Crossing the fence: The Trespass app and oral history

Freeman’s Wood is an urban edgeland on the outskirts of Lancaster, northern England. For decades local people have been using the wood for recreation, until it was recently closed off by its owners. The offshore private property company erected a metal fence, barring locals from entering, and threatening those that attempted to gain access to […]

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Film: Secretly sharing the landscape with the living

Secretly sharing the landscape with the living: A film by Martin A. Smith Filmed on The Icknield Way, The Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire Following in the footsteps of Edward Thomas In 1911 Edward Thomas walked The Icknield Way, an ancient pathway that he called “a shining serpent in the wet”. It runs from the Dorset coast to […]

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