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.

Documenting Prague’s maligned socialist architecture — one photo at a time

Documenting Prague’s maligned socialist architecture — one photo at a time

Ukrainian flight attendants are ditching high heels and skirts for statement suits and Nike Airs

Ukrainian flight attendants are ditching high heels and skirts for statement suits and Nike Airs

Visitors from the Galaxy Revisited: 11 artists reimagine Yugoslavia’s first all-electronic film score

Visitors from the Galaxy Revisited: 11 artists reimagine Yugoslavia’s first all-electronic film score

The twisted fate of Bishkek’s treasured UFO-like Soviet-era circus | Concrete Ideas

The twisted fate of Bishkek’s treasured UFO-like Soviet-era circus | Concrete Ideas

Belarusian PEN Centre threatened with closure

Belarusian PEN Centre threatened with closure

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

Over 1,000 Polish cultural figures protest against government dismissal of gallery director

Over 1,000 Polish cultural figures protest against government dismissal of gallery director

Get a glimpse of the joys and sorrows of life in 20th century Bulgaria

Get a glimpse of the joys and sorrows of life in 20th century Bulgaria

Russia bans book covers with Nazi symbols

Russia bans book covers with Nazi symbols

Meet the rising stars transforming Poland’s jazz scene

Meet the rising stars transforming Poland’s jazz scene

Meet the rising stars transforming Poland’s jazz scene

Meet the rising stars transforming Poland’s jazz scene

‘It doesn’t feel safe to be a reporter here’: how the death of a journalist shook Georgia

‘It doesn’t feel safe to be a reporter here’: how the death of a journalist shook Georgia

Why Russia’s 2021 Venice pavilion is broadcasting online art from its bathroom

Why Russia’s 2021 Venice pavilion is broadcasting online art from its bathroom

The Insta account transforming Russian culture into LEGO

The Insta account transforming Russian culture into LEGO

Polish and British rock bands unite in 1998 album released on vinyl for the first time

Polish and British rock bands unite in 1998 album released on vinyl for the first time

Flora first: the Moscow home built to fit around trees | Concrete Ideas

Flora first: the Moscow home built to fit around trees | Concrete Ideas

‘All that is mine’: 5 female Hungarian artists on the sexual liberation of body and mind

‘All that is mine’: 5 female Hungarian artists on the sexual liberation of body and mind

Follow Polish activists’ fight for justice on Instagram with RATS agency

Follow Polish activists’ fight for justice on Instagram with RATS agency

Sex toys and roller coasters: the Lithuanian Space Agency is going where no architect has gone before

Sex toys and roller coasters: the Lithuanian Space Agency is going where no architect has gone before

Moldova’s emblematic socialist modernist National Hotel risks demolition | Concrete Ideas

Moldova’s emblematic socialist modernist National Hotel risks demolition | Concrete Ideas

This high-tech portal between Poland and Lithuania is the sci-fi invention we’ve been waiting for

This high-tech portal between Poland and Lithuania is the sci-fi invention we’ve been waiting for

11 Romanian authors wrote to jailed writers in Turkey. The first answer came back

11 Romanian authors wrote to jailed writers in Turkey. The first answer came back

The latest drop of Russian indie band Sansara bears the message: ‘Love is everyone’s right’

The latest drop of Russian indie band Sansara bears the message: ‘Love is everyone’s right’

From artists to politicians, learn about the lives of Roma women with Instagram account @romani.herstory

From artists to politicians, learn about the lives of Roma women with Instagram account @romani.herstory

The Venice Biennale of Architecture looks at Uzbek communal living in a bid to build new neighbourhood bonds

The Venice Biennale of Architecture looks at Uzbek communal living in a bid to build new neighbourhood bonds

Fabrica: the story of how Bucharest’s post-industrial hub escaped demolition | Concrete Ideas

Fabrica: the story of how Bucharest’s post-industrial hub escaped demolition | Concrete Ideas

Reimagine the urban future of Vilnius and London through immersive radio and interactive walks

Reimagine the urban future of Vilnius and London through immersive radio and interactive walks

Olga Tokarczuk to auction destroyed copies of her books in support of LGBTQ+ charities

Olga Tokarczuk to auction destroyed copies of her books in support of LGBTQ+ charities

Artists and activists from Moldova and Transnistria unite in an exhibition about art under lockdown

Artists and activists from Moldova and Transnistria unite in an exhibition about art under lockdown

Follow the fat cat that photobombs classic paintings in his adventures across art history

Follow the fat cat that photobombs classic paintings in his adventures across art history

Electronic musician Władysław Trejo revives Poland’s 90s skate culture with retro video

Electronic musician Władysław Trejo revives Poland’s 90s skate culture with retro video

‘A writer should express the human condition on every page:’ Romanian literary star Mircea Cărtărescu on life, literature and success

‘A writer should express the human condition on every page:’ Romanian literary star Mircea Cărtărescu on life, literature and success

A clean air playground powered by sun, algae, and child’s play opens in the centre of Warsaw | Concrete Ideas

A clean air playground powered by sun, algae, and child’s play opens in the centre of Warsaw | Concrete Ideas