Person of interest

Urbanites and existential angst: the not quite figurative world of painter Sanya Kantarovsky

Urbanites and existential angst: the not quite figurative world of painter Sanya Kantarovsky

Inspired by space dreams, Maria Teriaeva’s enchanting synth-pop is a soothing balm for strange times

Inspired by space dreams, Maria Teriaeva’s enchanting synth-pop is a soothing balm for strange times

Mightier than the sword: the political artist capturing rage and resistance in Kyrgyzstan

Mightier than the sword: the political artist capturing rage and resistance in Kyrgyzstan

The Buryat language is endangered. One calligrapher is using the Mongolian script to give it new life

The Buryat language is endangered. One calligrapher is using the Mongolian script to give it new life

The Croatian entrepreneur fighting for quality education for disabled children

The Croatian entrepreneur fighting for quality education for disabled children

Tatar Baroque: one artist is transforming Russian fairytales into daring contemporary fashion

Tatar Baroque: one artist is transforming Russian fairytales into daring contemporary fashion

This Bosnian-British artist is fighting to keep the experience of child refugees alive  

This Bosnian-British artist is fighting to keep the experience of child refugees alive  

From tower blocks to trinkets: a jewellery line takes inspiration from Soviet architecture

From tower blocks to trinkets: a jewellery line takes inspiration from Soviet architecture

Seizing the memes of production: philosopher Srećko Horvat on play in modern politics

Seizing the memes of production: philosopher Srećko Horvat on play in modern politics

Meet the Kazakh boxing champ mixing self-defence classes with legal help for women

Meet the Kazakh boxing champ mixing self-defence classes with legal help for women

She’s named after thunder, but GROZA’s garage-infused pop is soulful and sunny

She’s named after thunder, but GROZA’s garage-infused pop is soulful and sunny

Zamilska brought a punk sensibility to the techno club. Now she wants to share her voice with the world

Zamilska brought a punk sensibility to the techno club. Now she wants to share her voice with the world

Lithuania’s rising opera singer talks feminist Carmen, gruelling training, and how talking equal pay is still taboo 

Lithuania’s rising opera singer talks feminist Carmen, gruelling training, and how talking equal pay is still taboo 

Will Russia's latest culture minister herald a new era of creative freedom?

Will Russia’s latest culture minister herald a new era of creative freedom?

Red subversions: meet the North Macedonian artist reinterpreting her country’s past

Red subversions: meet the North Macedonian artist reinterpreting her country’s past

Meet the sisters behind an Almaty organic shop vowing to bring Kazakhs closer together

Meet the sisters behind an Almaty organic shop vowing to bring Kazakhs closer together

No Plastic, It’s Fantastic: how a Russian eco-entrepreneur is rebranding sustainability

No Plastic, It’s Fantastic: how a Russian eco-entrepreneur is rebranding sustainability

As Budapest’s only feminist and LGBTQ-friendly art space, FERi gallery is a liberal island in conservative waters

As Budapest’s only feminist and LGBTQ-friendly art space, FERi gallery is a liberal island in conservative waters

‘I had to fight for everything’: Maxim Calujac on the battle to reshape Moldova’s urban spaces

‘I had to fight for everything’: Maxim Calujac on the battle to reshape Moldova’s urban spaces

 It was called ‘Ark D-0’: take a glimpse into Tito’s secret bunker with the explorer-filmmakers uncovering Yugoslavia’s ruins

It was called ‘Ark D-0’: take a glimpse into Tito’s secret bunker with the explorer-filmmakers uncovering Yugoslavia’s ruins