ISSUE 1 to 3:
Purchase Where the Leaves Fall issues one, two and three together at a discounted price.
Each magazine is divided into three themed sections alongside a series of essays/dialogues.
The first issue explores our relationship with soil, how national borders impact ecosystems, and how an international community of chefs is working towards a sustainable food culture. Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the replastering of the Grand Mosque in Djenné, Mali, the world’s largest mud structure, and Brazilian photographer Gabriel Uchida spends time with the Uru-eu-wau-wau, an Indigenous people who live in the heart of the Amazon, where he finds a way of life under threat. Journalist Anna Kary investigates urban composting in New Zealand and Paul Wu writes about his family’s journey from urban London to a small farm on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
From Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta’s celebration of her own mortality in her work, to the world’s largest seed, to the impact of ayahuasca tourism on indigenous communities, this issue is themed around attitudes to death, an exploration of journey, and the importance of seeds. We look at how societal conventions around death in the US are being challenged by environmentalists with the aim of ‘greening’ the system, and examine the importance of the dacha in Russian culture. The issue also features dialogues with Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate, and South African ecologist Mashudu Takalani, alongside Ukrainian photographer Antonina Savytska’s visceral photo essay about the last months of her aunt’s life.
Can we improve the modern city by applying Indigenous technologies to food production, flood defences and carbon sequestration? And could a repeat of Australia’s bushfires be avoided by using Indigenous fire management methods? Themed around extinction, reconnection and redesign, this issue explores what we can learn from ancient wisdom to improve the modern world, how plants have survived the worst manmade disasters, and how community groups and retailers are changing the way we access and engage with food and with each other. We also look at how wild coffee plants are being saved from extinction, and hear how Ayisha Siddiqa’s personal history led her to the climate movement.
Product Dimensions: 240mm x 170mm
Pages: 128 x 3