Editors of our magazine Material Times have prepared fresh articles on the topics of crafts, design, materials, architecture and environment that were all put together to form the magazine’s third printed issue. On its 160 pages, Material Times allows the reader to dive into a forest where trees are cut in accordance with lunar cycles, visit the studio of an award-winning glass artist Zuzana Kubelková or read an interview with Andrej Boleslavský, who knows how to dance in virtual reality. Essay by the curator Petr Nový and the provocative lecture of the biologist Jiří Sádl will leave readers wondering about the life cycle and various forms of things. The remaining pages reveal fascinating tales and thoughts from people creating new materials, with a particular focus on microbes, fungi or bioplastics dissolvable in carbon and water.
“In our third printed issue, we focused on the relationship of mankind and its environment. What we were interested in is the things that we focus on in our interaction with it and what remains on the outskirts of our interest,” says the editor in chief Tereza Lišková. “I believe that readers will find their own unique way to read our magazine. If they’ll enjoy revealing the links tying the articles together – I’d be quite happy. But I’m also curious what will catch their attention and the ways they will understand the magazine as a whole.”