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.

Sputniks and slot machines: take a tour of St Petersburg’s Udelka flea market

Sputniks and slot machines: take a tour of St Petersburg’s Udelka flea market

Take me to church: documenting Ukraine’s DIY kiosk-altars and pop-up chapels

Take me to church: documenting Ukraine’s DIY kiosk-altars and pop-up chapels

6 Ukrainian poems that capture a bold moment in contemporary poetry

6 Ukrainian poems that capture a bold moment in contemporary poetry

A virtual tour of Russian contemporary art with Moscow’s Garage Triennial

A virtual tour of Russian contemporary art with Moscow’s Garage Triennial

‘First they stole our country, now they’re abducting the best of us.’ Svetlana Alexievich writes open letter

‘First they stole our country, now they’re abducting the best of us.’ Svetlana Alexievich writes open letter

Take delight in these heartwarming, historical photos of Uzbekistan

Take delight in these heartwarming, historical photos of Uzbekistan

A conceptual photoshoot spotlights women’s potential in the remaking of Belarus

A conceptual photoshoot spotlights women’s potential in the remaking of Belarus

100 poets from around the world join to write collective lockdown poem

100 poets from around the world join to write collective lockdown poem

7 Deaths of Maria Callas: watch Marina Abramović’s first opera online for free

7 Deaths of Maria Callas: watch Marina Abramović’s first opera online for free

My Transnistria: the photographer who grew up alongside a breakaway state

My Transnistria: the photographer who grew up alongside a breakaway state

Artists with Belarus: Eastern Europe’s creative community stand in solidarity

Artists with Belarus: Eastern Europe’s creative community stand in solidarity

Virtual reality exhibition celebrates experimental portraits of Moldova’s authors

Virtual reality exhibition celebrates experimental portraits of Moldova’s authors

See Vilnius from the top of its tallest tower in this electronic music video

See Vilnius from the top of its tallest tower in this electronic music video

5 videos from Russian rock icon Zemfira you need to watch

5 videos from Russian rock icon Zemfira you need to watch

Stranded in Kamchatka during lockdown: follow one photographer’s adventures with her dog

Stranded in Kamchatka during lockdown: follow one photographer’s adventures with her dog

Portraits of Moldova’s healthcare workers on the front lines of Covid-19

Portraits of Moldova’s healthcare workers on the front lines of Covid-19

Romania and Moldova open first virtual reality gallery for emerging artists

Romania and Moldova open first virtual reality gallery for emerging artists

Russian photographer wins Wellcome Photo Prize with project on depression

Russian photographer wins Wellcome Photo Prize with project on depression

Remembering and re-imagining Eastern Europe’s past, in photographs

Remembering and re-imagining Eastern Europe’s past, in photographs

Olga Tokarczuk, Margaret Atwood, Slavoj Zizek among cultural figures signing petition to free jailed Polish LGBTQ activist

Olga Tokarczuk, Margaret Atwood, Slavoj Zizek among cultural figures signing petition to free jailed Polish LGBTQ activist

5 things revealed in the film ‘Homecoming: Marina Abramović and her children’

5 things revealed in the film ‘Homecoming: Marina Abramović and her children’

This Instagram account champions Belarusian artists as they fight for change

This Instagram account champions Belarusian artists as they fight for change

‘I thought I would not get out alive:’ a Belarusian artist speaks out on police brutality after protesting in Minsk

‘I thought I would not get out alive:’ a Belarusian artist speaks out on police brutality after protesting in Minsk

‘We’re outraged by the unprecedented brutality.’ Belarusian cultural figures denounce police violence in open letter

‘We’re outraged by the unprecedented brutality.’ Belarusian cultural figures denounce police violence in open letter

A futuristic, genderless child needing collective care? Meet Reborn

A futuristic, genderless child needing collective care? Meet Reborn

‘We’re tired of dictatorship. We’re turning a new page.’ 5 Belarusian artists on fighting for their country’s future

‘We’re tired of dictatorship. We’re turning a new page.’ 5 Belarusian artists on fighting for their country’s future

Watch the best of the Sarajevo Film Festival online

Watch the best of the Sarajevo Film Festival online

Travel across Poland with an Insta account that uses Google Street View

Travel across Poland with an Insta account that uses Google Street View

Protest posters call for change as mass protests continue to sweep Belarus

Protest posters call for change as mass protests continue to sweep Belarus

Russian illustrations reimagine Lewis Carroll’s poetry for the apocalypse

Russian illustrations reimagine Lewis Carroll’s poetry for the apocalypse

POSTER x POEM: visual artists are transporting contemporary poetry to city walls

POSTER x POEM: visual artists are transporting contemporary poetry to city walls

See today’s Ukraine through the lens of women photographers

See today’s Ukraine through the lens of women photographers

The Calvert Journal launches Curated: the ultimate guide to contemporary Russian art

The Calvert Journal launches Curated: the ultimate guide to contemporary Russian art