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.

6 contemporary Romanian poems reflect on the little things that give meaning to our lives

6 contemporary Romanian poems reflect on the little things that give meaning to our lives

Watch the Roma futurist play where cyber witches stop Brexit

Watch the Roma futurist play where cyber witches stop Brexit

Brutalism at home: a photographer’s Instagram account looks at socialist modernist architecture with fresh eyes

Brutalism at home: a photographer’s Instagram account looks at socialist modernist architecture with fresh eyes

Love, war and football: 4 Ukrainian films to watch online for free

Love, war and football: 4 Ukrainian films to watch online for free

Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi goes digital

Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi goes digital

Enter the political primal scream room: 4 art videos explore the limits of public speech

Enter the political primal scream room: 4 art videos explore the limits of public speech

On the map: 6 modernist architectural monuments of 20th century Tbilisi

On the map: 6 modernist architectural monuments of 20th century Tbilisi

Lamentations, growls, exquisite violins: 5 Eastern European ethno-jazz bands you need to know

Lamentations, growls, exquisite violins: 5 Eastern European ethno-jazz bands you need to know

The Calvert Journal wins Lovie Award for best lifestyle website 2020

The Calvert Journal wins Lovie Award for best lifestyle website 2020

A European Family: watch the free online play about a Roma family struck by Covid-19 

A European Family: watch the free online play about a Roma family struck by Covid-19 

Inside the lives of Gagauz Yeri, the Christian Turkic people of Moldova

Inside the lives of Gagauz Yeri, the Christian Turkic people of Moldova

Sleek and sarcastic: the Romanian artist slamming digital culture through classical art collages

Sleek and sarcastic: the Romanian artist slamming digital culture through classical art collages

St Petersburg cafe gets shut by police for (not) hosting queer film screening

St Petersburg cafe gets shut by police for (not) hosting queer film screening

This zine shows the struggles of street cats by turning strays into cover stars

This zine shows the struggles of street cats by turning strays into cover stars

Ukraine’s 2020 Bird in Flight Photo Prize winner is announced

Ukraine’s 2020 Bird in Flight Photo Prize winner is announced

Watch the best of Polish cinema online with the Kinoteka Film Festival

Watch the best of Polish cinema online with the Kinoteka Film Festival

 ‘We trust everyone, if they’re white.’ Watch this eye-opening play on Roma discrimination in Romania, online

‘We trust everyone, if they’re white.’ Watch this eye-opening play on Roma discrimination in Romania, online

They walk among us: angels and muses come to life in Kyiv in these Instagram collages

They walk among us: angels and muses come to life in Kyiv in these Instagram collages

Faces of a revolution: the women fighting for change in Belarus

Faces of a revolution: the women fighting for change in Belarus

Comedy, cartoons, and biopics: Made in Prague Festival opens online

Comedy, cartoons, and biopics: Made in Prague Festival opens online

Bucharest Fashion Film Festival opens online with cult films, new productions, and documentaries

Bucharest Fashion Film Festival opens online with cult films, new productions, and documentaries

Listen to a 1-hour compilation of Soviet-era jazz

Listen to a 1-hour compilation of Soviet-era jazz

Tonka, a Russian gallery for emerging artists, opens in Paris

Tonka, a Russian gallery for emerging artists, opens in Paris

Millennial Migrants: the Romanian streetwear brand capturing the spirit of a generation

Millennial Migrants: the Romanian streetwear brand capturing the spirit of a generation

Watch Prague’s medieval Charles Bridge being built step-by-step

Watch Prague’s medieval Charles Bridge being built step-by-step

Finalists for the New East Photo Prize 2020 announced

Finalists for the New East Photo Prize 2020 announced

How small villages survive: watch this Hungarian play about a rural community’s everyday struggles online for free

How small villages survive: watch this Hungarian play about a rural community’s everyday struggles online for free

American band CocoRosie premieres video in support of Belarus protests

American band CocoRosie premieres video in support of Belarus protests

A photography archive preserves Polish protests as they unfold in real time

A photography archive preserves Polish protests as they unfold in real time

How the playful portraiture of 100-year-old Valentina Rusu Ciobanu captured a century of Moldovan life

How the playful portraiture of 100-year-old Valentina Rusu Ciobanu captured a century of Moldovan life

Signs of revolt: the illustrators using art to protest Poland’s abortion crackdown

Signs of revolt: the illustrators using art to protest Poland’s abortion crackdown

‘Very nice!’ Borat catchphrase becomes tourism slogan for Kazakhstan

‘Very nice!’ Borat catchphrase becomes tourism slogan for Kazakhstan

Watch a friendship blossom in real-time between an online Russian language tutor and her pupil

Watch a friendship blossom in real-time between an online Russian language tutor and her pupil