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.

Anton Belinskiy’s latest collection is a search for meaning in the 21st century

Anton Belinskiy’s latest collection is a search for meaning in the 21st century

With childlike doodles and splashes of paint, Tigran Avetisyan’s genderfluid collection is a search for freedom

With childlike doodles and splashes of paint, Tigran Avetisyan’s genderfluid collection is a search for freedom

Moldovan artist takes a swipe at authority with a piggy bank in the shape of… the presidential palace

Moldovan artist takes a swipe at authority with a piggy bank in the shape of… the presidential palace

Retreat to the mountains: a cave-like resort sets out to be an oasis in northern Armenia

Retreat to the mountains: a cave-like resort sets out to be an oasis in northern Armenia

Photography, art, and DIY fashion combine in an unusual Budapest label 

Photography, art, and DIY fashion combine in an unusual Budapest label 

Uzbek author and journalist Hamid Ismailov appointed as Radio Liberty’s Central Asia Director

Uzbek author and journalist Hamid Ismailov appointed as Radio Liberty’s Central Asia Director

An NGO is fighting to save the history of Samarkand’s old Jewish quarter

An NGO is fighting to save the history of Samarkand’s old Jewish quarter

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

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

This Oscar-nominated Czech animation tells a moving story about a troubled father-daughter relationship

This Oscar-nominated Czech animation tells a moving story about a troubled father-daughter relationship

Experimental arts festival Inversia is setting Murmansk’s dark winter days alight

Experimental arts festival Inversia is setting Murmansk’s dark winter days alight

‘Men are everywhere’: Svetlana Alexievich to launch publishing house for women writers

‘Men are everywhere’: Svetlana Alexievich to launch publishing house for women writers

What does a lake dream about? This year, London’s off-beat Short Film Festival takes a mythical excursion

What does a lake dream about? This year, London’s off-beat Short Film Festival takes a mythical excursion

This cosy coral and sage-hued restaurant in Warsaw is already scooping up major design world prestige

This cosy coral and sage-hued restaurant in Warsaw is already scooping up major design world prestige

Me, my selfie and I: new Selfie Museum opens in Belgrade

Me, my selfie and I: new Selfie Museum opens in Belgrade

Gold-plated peacocks and Art Nouveau charm herald a new era of Hungarian opulence at Budapest’s revamped House of Millennium

Gold-plated peacocks and Art Nouveau charm herald a new era of Hungarian opulence at Budapest’s revamped House of Millennium

This Insta account is reviving the graphic design behind Yugoslavia’s sleek socialist-era brands

This Insta account is reviving the graphic design behind Yugoslavia’s sleek socialist-era brands

Lost-and-found photos pull back the curtain on life in a Soviet Moldovan village 

Lost-and-found photos pull back the curtain on life in a Soviet Moldovan village 

Listen to the 5 best songs from Leningrad, the iconic Russian rock band taking over Coachella 2020

Listen to the 5 best songs from Leningrad, the iconic Russian rock band taking over Coachella 2020

Abandoned brewery in central Moscow to get a 21st-century revamp

Abandoned brewery in central Moscow to get a 21st-century revamp

A Georgian design studio invites you to destroy their Soviet bus stop-inspired benches

A Georgian design studio invites you to destroy their Soviet bus stop-inspired benches

See how the Soviet Union was packed up with these bold and dynamic vintage designs

See how the Soviet Union was packed up with these bold and dynamic vintage designs

These photographs give a glimpse into into the lives of Ceaușescu’s orphans, 30 years on

These photographs give a glimpse into into the lives of Ceaușescu’s orphans, 30 years on

Female predators and average dead fathers: a daring Slovak short story collection contemplates contemporary womanhood

Female predators and average dead fathers: a daring Slovak short story collection contemplates contemporary womanhood

Dress your tree with Soviet stars and other vintage ornaments from the USSR

Dress your tree with Soviet stars and other vintage ornaments from the USSR

Which of these 6 Eastern European films will scoop an Oscar?

Which of these 6 Eastern European films will scoop an Oscar?

Gamers can now become their online avatars thanks to fashion label Ksenia Schnaider

Gamers can now become their online avatars thanks to fashion label Ksenia Schnaider

‘Free everyone’: listen to the Yakut rap backing Siberia’s arrested superstar shaman

‘Free everyone’: listen to the Yakut rap backing Siberia’s arrested superstar shaman

Yakutsk is getting an award-winning educational park inspired by its permafrost cityscape

Yakutsk is getting an award-winning educational park inspired by its permafrost cityscape

Baz Luhrmann to direct new Master and Margarita movie

Baz Luhrmann to direct new Master and Margarita movie

‘Protect our dignity’: Russian constitution inspires new Outlaw Moscow x Studio 21 clothing collab

‘Protect our dignity’: Russian constitution inspires new Outlaw Moscow x Studio 21 clothing collab

Gold at the end of the rainbow: Kyiv’s colourful housing wins at the World Architecture Festival

Gold at the end of the rainbow: Kyiv’s colourful housing wins at the World Architecture Festival

Making a scene: how a roving theatre transformed Moldova’s mainstream

Making a scene: how a roving theatre transformed Moldova’s mainstream

Will the real macho man please stand up? Talking masculinity and fashion in Romania with designer Lucian Varvaroi

Will the real macho man please stand up? Talking masculinity and fashion in Romania with designer Lucian Varvaroi