With her spring trip to Orkney foiled due to the pandemic, Dutch journalist Selma Franssen decided to go on an imaginary voyage instead. In this piece she interviews musician Erland Cooper and photographer Frances Scott, both Orcadian artists whose work explores the essence of the archipelago.
Artist Miranda Whall has recently been crawling through the countryside dressed as a sheep and a badger, covered in GoPros. Intrigued, our Editor Sam reached out to her for a conversation about her art, which in its uniquely adventurous way revolves around an attempt to reframe the relationship between humans and the natural world.
There is no single understanding of adventure, and it is important to acknowledge that how we think about adventure is influenced by cultural and economic contexts. Academic Kristin Jacobson has just written a book about probably the most powerful cultural construction of adventure: what she calls The American Adrenaline Narrative. Our Editor Sam asked her about her book and the significance of this narrative over email.
Jess Kilroy is a musician, conservationist and long-time rock climber. She's a storyteller with a twist.