Paula Erizanu

Paula Erizanu is the Culture Editor of The Calvert Journal. She’s written on arts and culture for The Guardian, CNN, Aeon, Dazed, The Architectural Review and other publications. Erizanu did her BA in History with English and History of Art at the New College of the Humanities in London, and her MA in Magazine Journalism at City University London. She published a book on the 2009 protests in Moldova, This is my first revolution. Steal It (Cartier, 2010, trilingual edition in Romanian, English and French) and a poetry collection, Take Care (Charmides, 2015, in Romanian). You can follow her on Twitter here.

Posters against authoritarian rule appear in Warsaw ahead of Polish Presidential elections

Posters against authoritarian rule appear in Warsaw ahead of Polish Presidential elections

Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia

Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia

6 Roma creatives talk art, identity, and the fight for equality in Romania

6 Roma creatives talk art, identity, and the fight for equality in Romania

Build your own Christo sculpture at home with an augmented reality app

Build your own Christo sculpture at home with an augmented reality app

From the sarcastic to the romantic, this account takes a new look at Eastern Europe’s high rises

From the sarcastic to the romantic, this account takes a new look at Eastern Europe’s high rises

This is Badland: the zine breaking down myths about the Balkans

This is Badland: the zine breaking down myths about the Balkans

Laid bare: nude photoshoot rallies support for Russian detained feminist illustrator Yulia Tsvetkova

Laid bare: nude photoshoot rallies support for Russian detained feminist illustrator Yulia Tsvetkova

4 summer poems to make you feel free 

4 summer poems to make you feel free 

‘He hit his head on purpose.’ A Russian cartoon denounces police brutality

‘He hit his head on purpose.’ A Russian cartoon denounces police brutality

An online exhibition offers an intimate snapshot of life under lockdown, from New York to Prague

An online exhibition offers an intimate snapshot of life under lockdown, from New York to Prague

A peek at daily life in Poland from its rising photographers 

A peek at daily life in Poland from its rising photographers 

Conservationists turn to dance to save one of Yerevan’s most historic neighbourhoods

Conservationists turn to dance to save one of Yerevan’s most historic neighbourhoods

Prominent Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov found guilty in fraud case

Prominent Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov found guilty in fraud case

J.D. Salinger monument erected in Lithuania

J.D. Salinger monument erected in Lithuania

Life of director Andrei Tarkovsky celebrated in new TV series by Kirill Serebrennikov

Life of director Andrei Tarkovsky celebrated in new TV series by Kirill Serebrennikov

Romanian writers condemn ban on gender theory in schools and universities

Romanian writers condemn ban on gender theory in schools and universities

An Instagram account casts a new eye on Ukraine’s striking Soviet mosaics

An Instagram account casts a new eye on Ukraine’s striking Soviet mosaics

Messy, tender, disarming: lockdown with young kids — in photographs

Messy, tender, disarming: lockdown with young kids — in photographs

Russian theatre stages Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard inside Minecraft

Russian theatre stages Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard inside Minecraft

Director Radu Jude speaks out in video against anti-Roma racism

Director Radu Jude speaks out in video against anti-Roma racism

Watch Russia’s best indie musicians perform from their homes

Watch Russia’s best indie musicians perform from their homes

Tallinn Biennale opens with street art show that explores death as capitalist entertainment

Tallinn Biennale opens with street art show that explores death as capitalist entertainment

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind

This zine gives Russia’s unsung artists the A-List attention they deserve

This zine gives Russia’s unsung artists the A-List attention they deserve

How one artist is turning lockdown anecdotes into animated Russian fairytales

How one artist is turning lockdown anecdotes into animated Russian fairytales

Chernobyl nominated in 14 categories at BAFTA

Chernobyl nominated in 14 categories at BAFTA

Take a local tour through the charming architecture of Bratislava

Take a local tour through the charming architecture of Bratislava

5 works that defined the life and career of Bulgarian artist Christo

5 works that defined the life and career of Bulgarian artist Christo

Are you an artist? This card game wants to honour Balkan women who have changed history

Are you an artist? This card game wants to honour Balkan women who have changed history

How the Ukrainian diaspora denounced Soviet repression through underground postage stamps

How the Ukrainian diaspora denounced Soviet repression through underground postage stamps

Could these pioneering chairs give women the support they need in childbirth?

Could these pioneering chairs give women the support they need in childbirth?

Bright and eclectic: Art-Pandemic is creating a new online gallery of Eastern European art

Bright and eclectic: Art-Pandemic is creating a new online gallery of Eastern European art

Albanian artists denounce ‘systematic underfunding’ in open letter as National Theatre demolished

Albanian artists denounce ‘systematic underfunding’ in open letter as National Theatre demolished