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  • Utopia, Nowhere Image by Thomas Cuschieri

    Three points for a map of Utopia

    Why is utopia nowhere? Utopia will always remain nowhere because it implies the unending critique of all structures which establish and serve exclusion and inequality. It is the…

  • Pure Bylex "tourist city", copyright Goethe Institute

    Mourning can bring us together

    Utopias are often based on architectural models, or on rules about the division of labor and the ownership of land for instance. However, it seems to me that little is being…

  • architecture conflict n 6 by Alberto Favaro

    Imaginative architectures as spaces for Utopia

    History is packed with examples of how imaginative representations have been used as mediators to investigate or communicate the possible world thought out of its limits.

    Schlock Magazine - The Utopia Issue - Cover by Daniela Attard

    Utopia Issue – June 2016

    This month Schlock presents an entire issue dedicated to one of the most misunderstood concepts of political debate: Utopia. In this issue, led by guest editor Elise Billiard, we will proclaim that Utopia is not dead, that Utopia is not an escape to or from reality, but on the contrary a way to propose new possible realities.

    Michael Wilson

    Schlock Talks | Michael Wilson

    Since Halloween allows us to both revisit and discover what’s what in the horror genre, we thought it apt to seek out Michael Wilson, head of This is Horror, for a chat about the website and podcast’s origins and mission.

    SCHLOCK TALKS Mike Davis

    Schlock Talks | Mike Davis

    As part of our series of Halloween-themed chats this month, we caught up with Mike Davis – editor of the dynamic and much-loved weird fiction hub Lovecraft eZine, as well as its more recent publication arm. Is Lovecraft, however, the be all and end all of the zine, and what kind of influence does he still exert on horror?

    STORY Again by Kris Green - PHOTOGRAM by Claire Micallef

    Again

    I woke up screaming. Incoherent, inconsolable. Something hit me in the stomach, hard, and I bit my tongue. The bedside lamp came on.