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Eastern Germany's youth movement rebelling against the far-right

In the small city of Gera, these activists are fighting for change.
Juule Kay
a day ago
Photography

Meet the crowd at Bone Soda's PinkPantheress afterparty

Last week, London's coolest young creatives descended on The Cause to party with the record label and their TikTok fave.
Frankie Dunn
11.16.21
Culture

8 artists shaping Kyiv’s creative scene

The Ukrainian capital's appeal goes way beyond its clubs. We meet some of the models, musicians, tattooists and makeup artists at the scene's heart.
Juule Kay
10.18.21
Culture

Meet the queer artists shaping Hong Kong's creative underground

Hong Kong's creatives on the challenges they've faced under traditionalism and increasing Chinese control, as well as their hopes for the future.
Emma Russell
6.29.21
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Inside Shanghai’s tight-knit skate scene

Four riders on how their busy city became China’s skateboarding mecca.
didi hu
4.10.21
Music

Meet the young rappers of Hong Kong's underground hip-hop scene

Hong Kong's emerging artists are using music to highlight the city's socioeconomic issues and express feelings that much of society keeps bottled up.
Emma Russell
4.7.21
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For these gen z creatives, personal style goes way deeper than good clothes

Styled in classic Ray-Ban frames from Sunglass Hut, three young people reveal how their passions intermingle with their fashion.
Chelsea Peng
4.6.21
Photography

How Cape Town’s young creatives deal with lockdown

Tsele Nthane photog kids who kept moving when the world stood still.
Juule Kay
4.6.21
Culture

Meet the young artists shaping Saigon’s creative underground

Ho Chi Minh City might be all glistening skyscrapers on the surface, but its gritty arts scene is rooted in Vietnam's vibrant, conflicted heritage.
Emma Russell
3.8.21
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Filipino artists on creating during their crazy long lockdown

Between the virus, strict curfews and a barrage of natural disasters creatives in the Philippines have really been put to the test.
Lia Savillo
2.8.21
Fashion

Seoul’s young future shapers are forming a more enlightened post-pandemic city

Seven South Korean creatives discuss their predictions, hopes and dreams.
Kazumi Asamura Hayashi
1.15.21
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13 Singaporean creatives on emerging stronger in 2020

How to survive when a pandemic steamrolls your hopes and dreams.
Briony Wright
12.14.20
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