Meet the artists driving Russia’s new wave of queer music
From dreamy 80s-inspired pop to sweaty basement raves, the country’s LGBT+ music and nightlife scene is changing how the world looks at Russian youth.
The film exploring what mental health means for youth in the digital age
Tracing the stories of three protagonists in Moscow, Berlin and New York, Nadia Bedzhanova’s ‘Beware of Dog’ tackles themes of isolation, addiction and compulsion.
looking back on the protests and politics of the russian world cup
How did ordinary Russians feel about it? And how did Pussy Riot’s pitch invasion figure in the country’s tradition of performance protest art?
moscow is more diverse than you imagined
Often stereotyped as completely white, we meet youth from across the world who’ve made Moscow home.
russian punk youth on tour
Photographer and Gosha Rubchinskiy collaborator Sasha Mademuaselle documents Russia’s punk youth as they travel around the old East Bloc.
dancing for freedom in tbilisi
At the weekend, Georgian youth threw a protest rave outside Parliament after armed police stormed a Tbilisi nightclub. Following the protest, i-D talked to Tbilisi’s creative youth about what happened, and what's next.
how 032c magazine became the most coveted clothing line for the post-vetements generation
The magazine’s founders Joerg and Maria Koch discuss turning their cult publication into a line of clothing with an upcoming presentation at Pitti.
how a charity in athens is using skateboarding to help refugees
Free Movement Skateboarding is offering empowerment and freedom for kids stuck in Greek refugee camps.
the power of cult feminist writer kathy acker
Chris Kraus’ new book, a biography of the cult writer, replaces Kathy Acker in the rightful place in the canon.
what is it like to be young, russian and politicised in 2017?
We took to the streets of St. Petersburg to meet the young activists looking for change in Russia.
why the contemporary art scene is embracing the radical and utilitarian potential of sportswear
From Anne Imhof to Bjarne Melgaard, FKA Twigs to Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, a generation of artists and performers are embracing sportswear ubiquity to critique and explore the world we live in.
why the changing attitude towards the model body is incredibly important for feminism today
Model labour is one of the foundations of the fashion industry — but paradoxically, while constantly exposed on the catwalk and through countless photoshoots, models often remain invisible