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.

Hungarian architecture studio design modern open-air church made from a former Soviet monument plinth

Hungarian architecture studio design modern open-air church made from a former Soviet monument plinth

Step inside the socialist co-ops that built communities in rural Slovenia

Step inside the socialist co-ops that built communities in rural Slovenia

How Slovenia’s government seized its cultural institutions

How Slovenia’s government seized its cultural institutions

When lunch becomes art: figurative artworks made entirely from food

When lunch becomes art: figurative artworks made entirely from food

Watch the documentary capturing the dissidence of Hungary’s 2020 student blockades

Watch the documentary capturing the dissidence of Hungary’s 2020 student blockades

‘We can’t stop’: the power couple running the Belarus Free Theatre and keeping Minsk’s critical spirit alive

‘We can’t stop’: the power couple running the Belarus Free Theatre and keeping Minsk’s critical spirit alive

Starchitects Foster+Partners unveil modern Art Deco skyscraper in Yekaterinburg

Starchitects Foster+Partners unveil modern Art Deco skyscraper in Yekaterinburg

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev gives speech in support of Navalny in Novosibirsk

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev gives speech in support of Navalny in Novosibirsk

Follow @famousfemaleartist for your daily dose of anti-motivational pop art posters

Follow @famousfemaleartist for your daily dose of anti-motivational pop art posters

GoEast Film Festival: the searing documentaries and big-name features you can watch online

GoEast Film Festival: the searing documentaries and big-name features you can watch online

Dance your way through Lithuania’s socialist modernist buildings

Dance your way through Lithuania’s socialist modernist buildings

This Prague nursery design is dedicated to children’s hidey-holes and natural materials

This Prague nursery design is dedicated to children’s hidey-holes and natural materials

Soviet classic The Irony of Fate is getting a Hollywood remake

Soviet classic The Irony of Fate is getting a Hollywood remake

‘Spin, world, spin, circus:’ two avant garde Ukrainian poems celebrating circus life

‘Spin, world, spin, circus:’ two avant garde Ukrainian poems celebrating circus life

How a charity uses gifts given by abusers to create puppet shows highlighting domestic violence

How a charity uses gifts given by abusers to create puppet shows highlighting domestic violence

Follow the artist turning supermarket staples into embroidered artworks

Follow the artist turning supermarket staples into embroidered artworks

Revive your home with prints, cushions and decor by young Moldovan artists

Revive your home with prints, cushions and decor by young Moldovan artists

Watch online: Zana is a poetic Kosovar drama on motherhood after war

Watch online: Zana is a poetic Kosovar drama on motherhood after war

The NFT project tracking artworks from museum to blockchain

The NFT project tracking artworks from museum to blockchain

Latvian museum uses a food delivery app to bring its exhibitions to the public

Latvian museum uses a food delivery app to bring its exhibitions to the public

Russian Hill Chiropractic: new electronic music meditating on what it means to be Russian

Russian Hill Chiropractic: new electronic music meditating on what it means to be Russian

Your trash is this artist’s couture eco-jewellery

Your trash is this artist’s couture eco-jewellery

Moscow court investigates whether Manizha’s Eurovision song insults Russian women following complaint

Moscow court investigates whether Manizha’s Eurovision song insults Russian women following complaint

Latvian airline airBaltic now takes payments in Dogecoin

Latvian airline airBaltic now takes payments in Dogecoin

Romania’s punk roots: a new exhibition champions the relevance of the rebellious 90s today

Romania’s punk roots: a new exhibition champions the relevance of the rebellious 90s today

Antisemitism scandal in Romania as Jewish actor Maia Morgenstern receives death threat

Antisemitism scandal in Romania as Jewish actor Maia Morgenstern receives death threat

Daring photos show womanhood and forbidden love in contemporary Uzbekistan

Daring photos show womanhood and forbidden love in contemporary Uzbekistan

‘The loop is tightening’: how a Polish writer is risking imprisonment for calling the president a ‘moron’ — explainer

‘The loop is tightening’: how a Polish writer is risking imprisonment for calling the president a ‘moron’ — explainer

Romanian independent artists protest lack of government support as pandemic restrictions threaten their survival

Romanian independent artists protest lack of government support as pandemic restrictions threaten their survival

Marie Claire Ukraine heralds a new era by switching from Russian to Ukrainian

Marie Claire Ukraine heralds a new era by switching from Russian to Ukrainian

Novosibirsk pianist speaks out against repression

Novosibirsk pianist speaks out against repression

Listen to Belarusian and American poetry readings live today

Listen to Belarusian and American poetry readings live today

Barbie honours Russia’s only female cosmonaut with its new doll

Barbie honours Russia’s only female cosmonaut with its new doll