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.

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

Discover the overlooked women artists who changed art history in Armenia and the world

Discover the overlooked women artists who changed art history in Armenia and the world

Extinction Rebellion is taking root in Eastern Europe. Here’s what they’re fighting for

Extinction Rebellion is taking root in Eastern Europe. Here’s what they’re fighting for

The latest label-defying Russian and Ukrainian menswear has just landed in Paris

The latest label-defying Russian and Ukrainian menswear has just landed in Paris

Catch cinematic masterpieces at London’s Ukrainian Film Days

Catch cinematic masterpieces at London’s Ukrainian Film Days

Get a glimpse of everyday Soviet life in a groundbreaking art exhibition in London

Get a glimpse of everyday Soviet life in a groundbreaking art exhibition in London

Photographs capturing everyday life in Moldova, in all its surprising variety

Photographs capturing everyday life in Moldova, in all its surprising variety

Ad agency takes a stand against racism in Bulgarian football by launching Scarf of Respect

Ad agency takes a stand against racism in Bulgarian football by launching Scarf of Respect

These 5 books lay bare what life was really like when communism fell in Eastern Europe

These 5 books lay bare what life was really like when communism fell in Eastern Europe

‘Raveolution’ comes to London: film about Georgia’s rave protests to be screened at Tate

‘Raveolution’ comes to London: film about Georgia’s rave protests to be screened at Tate

The calming beauty of architectural minimalism captured on camera

The calming beauty of architectural minimalism captured on camera

A digital archive is recovering half a century of communist Romania’s eclectic visual culture

A digital archive is recovering half a century of communist Romania’s eclectic visual culture

‘Of course I was afraid’: 4 cultural figures remember 1989, the year that crushed the Eastern Bloc 

‘Of course I was afraid’: 4 cultural figures remember 1989, the year that crushed the Eastern Bloc 

Fashion brand Roxwear wants you to know what it means to be young in post-Soviet Central Asia

Fashion brand Roxwear wants you to know what it means to be young in post-Soviet Central Asia

Get a glimpse of Tallinn’s futuristic new railway station, courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Get a glimpse of Tallinn’s futuristic new railway station, courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Right-wing Georgian protesters descend on the premiere of Sweden’s queer Oscar entry And Then We Danced

Right-wing Georgian protesters descend on the premiere of Sweden’s queer Oscar entry And Then We Danced

Yes, a topless Juergen Teller is modelling the latest drop for Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov

Yes, a topless Juergen Teller is modelling the latest drop for Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov

The other Odesa: hunting for socialist-modernist architectural gems in Ukraine’s maritime city

The other Odesa: hunting for socialist-modernist architectural gems in Ukraine’s maritime city

Vetements’ new talent programme is your chance to become the next Demna Gvasalia

Vetements’ new talent programme is your chance to become the next Demna Gvasalia

This curved wooden terrace carves an elegant path through Latvia’s picturesque forest

This curved wooden terrace carves an elegant path through Latvia’s picturesque forest

‘A fight against the future:’ this digital art takes aim at Russia’s new internet censorship law

‘A fight against the future:’ this digital art takes aim at Russia’s new internet censorship law

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

Russian Film Week is back in London with a myriad of films from sci-fi specials to Moscow rap

Russian Film Week is back in London with a myriad of films from sci-fi specials to Moscow rap

This coming-of-age film tells the story of Russia’s alienated youth

This coming-of-age film tells the story of Russia’s alienated youth

A half-marathon is coming to the streets of Samarkand — and its aim is to make Uzbek culture more inclusive

A half-marathon is coming to the streets of Samarkand — and its aim is to make Uzbek culture more inclusive

Discover the stunning wilderness of Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula

Discover the stunning wilderness of Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula

Bring socialist modernism home with these miniature, build-your-own tower blocks

Bring socialist modernism home with these miniature, build-your-own tower blocks

Catch the modern masterpieces defining the Czech Republic at this London film festival

Catch the modern masterpieces defining the Czech Republic at this London film festival

We can’t get enough of this prankster grandma from Volgograd

We can’t get enough of this prankster grandma from Volgograd

A Hungarian priest, a British Ambassador, and the Belarusian army all show off their gear in viral ‘Tetris Challenge’

A Hungarian priest, a British Ambassador, and the Belarusian army all show off their gear in viral ‘Tetris Challenge’

‘My father understood the human soul’: remembering the Jewish-Romanian author whose Holocaust stories continue to inspire compassion

‘My father understood the human soul’: remembering the Jewish-Romanian author whose Holocaust stories continue to inspire compassion

Sing along to classic Soviet musicals in London

Sing along to classic Soviet musicals in London

Now you can finally catch divisive Russian YouTube star Yuri Dud in English

Now you can finally catch divisive Russian YouTube star Yuri Dud in English