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Back to square one

In a way, it can feel like a dance: moving forward and back, considering a sequence, working to hit the right numbers, not always succeeding. Life flows like a game of hopscotch, only one without rules or strategies. The only constant is the start: the square marked ‘1’, where it all begins and possibilities feel dauntingly endless. Whether you’ll reach Heaven or fall completely off the grid is a literal stone’s throw leap into the unknown. No matter, you’ve been here before. Grab that stone, walk over to square one, and see what number fate has in store for you. 

Front cover: Femke Fredrix in Hannah & Geraldine Vanspauwen’s collection @paulejosephe, photo by Tiny Geeroms

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
Printer: Drukkerij GEWADRUPO, Arendonk, Belgium

Contributing writers: Gabriela González, Isaline Raes, Julien Van de Casteele, Laura Isachenko, Jacob McPherson, Hannes Rooms, Wannes Dewit, Chanun Poomsawai, Dries Robbe, Jozefien Wouters, Hadrien Panelli, Kathleen Treier & Silvija Daniunaite

Contributing photographers: Colin Medley, Tiny Geeroms, Vinna Laudico, Elies Van Renterghem, Ines Bodlovic, Pauline Colleu & Tatjana Henderieckx

Partners: PopKatari, Super Fourchette, C12, GoWithTheFlow + J U N G L E, Deepinhouse, Actionnaires, Magasin 4, Democrazy, Unrhythmic, Weekday, Het Bos, Botanique, Vooruit, Toneelhuis, Cinematek, WIELS, Fritz Kola, Botanique, Democrazy, GEWADRUPO, Bozar, Cultuur Gent, NTGent, MSK, KASK & Conservatorium, STUK, De Studio & BAD

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