Paula Erizanu

Paula Erizanu is the Culture Editor of The Calvert Journal. She’s written on Eastern European politics, arts, and culture for The Guardian, LRB, 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), a poetry collection, Take Care (Charmides, 2015, Romanian), and has coordinated the three-part anthology A Century of Romanian Poetry Written by Women (Cartier, 2019, 2020, Romanian), together with Alina Purcaru. In 2019, she was nominated for the Words by Women award as UK’s culture journalist of the year. You can follow her on Twitter here.

Nonconformist Ukrainian painter, Alexander Dubovik, stayed true to himself | Calvert Reads

Nonconformist Ukrainian painter, Alexander Dubovik, stayed true to himself | Calvert Reads

A party, a tragedy and existential comedowns: Knives is a generation anthem created from disaster

A party, a tragedy and existential comedowns: Knives is a generation anthem created from disaster

Follow @balkan.collective for poetic street photography from South and Eastern Europe

Follow @balkan.collective for poetic street photography from South and Eastern Europe

Can you believe? Watch Polish-Chinese musical artist Ai fen’s ethereal ode to the past year

Can you believe? Watch Polish-Chinese musical artist Ai fen’s ethereal ode to the past year

Listen to a one-hour techno set from the top of Chernobyl’s sister nuclear power plant

Listen to a one-hour techno set from the top of Chernobyl’s sister nuclear power plant

Nunki Bay Starship provides mellow jazz for wandering minds

Nunki Bay Starship provides mellow jazz for wandering minds

An Instagram tribute to socialist modernist architecture in Odesa, Ukraine’s seaside city

An Instagram tribute to socialist modernist architecture in Odesa, Ukraine’s seaside city

What Makes Another World Possible? A new exhibition looks at how art shapes our societies

What Makes Another World Possible? A new exhibition looks at how art shapes our societies

This Music Greets Death is a sublime electronic record by Russian artist HMOT

This Music Greets Death is a sublime electronic record by Russian artist HMOT

Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Artists pay tribute to 9th-century Central Asian inventor of the algorithm

Artists pay tribute to 9th-century Central Asian inventor of the algorithm

Romanian illustrator Andreea Chirică takes no bullshit

Romanian illustrator Andreea Chirică takes no bullshit

Latvia is Eastern Europe’s most ‘artistic’ country, study finds

Latvia is Eastern Europe’s most ‘artistic’ country, study finds

The controversies behind the Champions League underdog, Sheriff Tiraspol — explained

The controversies behind the Champions League underdog, Sheriff Tiraspol — explained

Soup Can Pop Band is a reflective and riotous album by Estonian indie rockers The Boondocks

Soup Can Pop Band is a reflective and riotous album by Estonian indie rockers The Boondocks

‘Like me:’ Marina Abramović pays tribute to opera singer Maria Callas in London show

‘Like me:’ Marina Abramović pays tribute to opera singer Maria Callas in London show

10 years of KSENIASCHNAIDER: fashion highlights from Ukraine’s sustainably rebellious brand

10 years of KSENIASCHNAIDER: fashion highlights from Ukraine’s sustainably rebellious brand

Avtomat’s industrial EP Doolska reinvents Poland’s prom night sounds

Avtomat’s industrial EP Doolska reinvents Poland’s prom night sounds

If the Soviet Union had an Instagram account, what would it look like?

If the Soviet Union had an Instagram account, what would it look like?

The Future of Living: Slovenia’s designers find solutions for the post-consumption era

The Future of Living: Slovenia’s designers find solutions for the post-consumption era

Sarajevo’s City Hall: the abundant history of Bosnia’s pseudo-Moorish landmark | Concrete Ideas

Sarajevo’s City Hall: the abundant history of Bosnia’s pseudo-Moorish landmark | Concrete Ideas

Be beguiled and bewitched by Dubravka Ugresic’s novel Fox | Calvert Reads

Be beguiled and bewitched by Dubravka Ugresic’s novel Fox | Calvert Reads

The largest Russian collection of impressionist art leaves Russia for the first time

The largest Russian collection of impressionist art leaves Russia for the first time

Techno for freedom: fly over Vilnius’ socialist-era cityscape with a cathartic 1-hour industrial DJ set

Techno for freedom: fly over Vilnius’ socialist-era cityscape with a cathartic 1-hour industrial DJ set

Follow the Romanian brand bringing a slice of country life to city sweatshirts

Follow the Romanian brand bringing a slice of country life to city sweatshirts

Estonian capital of Tallinn becomes European Green Capital for 2023

Estonian capital of Tallinn becomes European Green Capital for 2023

‘Yet another fish tank’: poets and writers review 30 years of independence from the USSR — in 30 words

‘Yet another fish tank’: poets and writers review 30 years of independence from the USSR — in 30 words

‘We’re still fighting for independence:’ 6 cultural figures reflect on 30 years since the end of the USSR

‘We’re still fighting for independence:’ 6 cultural figures reflect on 30 years since the end of the USSR

30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is it time to finally stop using the term ‘post-Soviet’?

30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is it time to finally stop using the term ‘post-Soviet’?

Letter from the Sarajevo Film Festival: how cinema brought new life to the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Letter from the Sarajevo Film Festival: how cinema brought new life to the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 poems about migration, love and war by Bosnian poet Goran Simić

2 poems about migration, love and war by Bosnian poet Goran Simić

The literary-musical clubs that sparked Moldova’s national liberation movement 30 years ago

The literary-musical clubs that sparked Moldova’s national liberation movement 30 years ago

Frozen in time: a photographer returns home to the Arctic after almost two decades

Frozen in time: a photographer returns home to the Arctic after almost two decades