Rise like a phoenix from the dried out Summer

Rise, friends: fall is calling, beckoning from beneath the dried grass and charred ruins that the heat wave left behind. Our brave new summers give way to autumns of respite and rebirth; after all, those who didn’t escape the scorch could only tread imaginary waters and find shelter in their own curtained-off dwellings, giving them time enough to picture what would come of their resurgence. A phoenix coated in fallen leaves? The Quetzalcoatl of impending winter? Never mind all that – what is left for us now is to refresh, resurface and rejoice in this strange, tentative season of awakening and renewal.

Front cover: Negative Gemini by Casey Doran

Editors in chief: Herlinde Raeman & Kasper-Jan Raeman
Magazine editors: Julien Van de Casteele & Isaline Raes
Copy editor: Megan Roberts
Design: Chloe D’hauwe
Advertising & partnerships:Kasper-Jan Raeman 
Distribution: Herlinde Raeman
Printer: Drukkerij GEWADRUPO, Arendonk, Belgium

Contributing writers: Gabriela González, Isaline Raes, Abhi Meer, Julien Van de Casteele, Laura-Andréa Callewaert, Hannes Rooms, Julia Yudelman, Ana Laborie, Sjoerd Bartlema, Dennis Meersman, Valerio Spinosa, Matias Calderon, Ana Laborie, Anaïs Violet Van Eldere, Souria Cheurfi & Eléonore Kenis

Contributing photographers: Casey Doran, Jules Faure, Tiny Geeroms, Leontien Allemeersch, Femke Fredrix, Zoya Khan, Evolve Stills & Motion

Contributing artists : Hannah De Meyer, Laura Vroom, Tibaldus, The Hotshop

Special thanks to our interns, volunteers and distributors!

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