Constant’s ‘New Babylon’ – The Limitations of Utopian Freedom

‘The project of New Babylon only intends to give the minimum conditions for a behaviour that must remain as free as possible. Any restriction of the freedom of movement, any limitation with regard to the creation of mood and atmosphere, has to be avoided. Everything has to remain possible, all is to happen, the environment […]

Arts London

‘Kinda Real, Kinda Ooh’ – PC Music and Post-Modernism

The intrinsic postmodernist ideal of reusing and recycling everything, fused with the neon billboards of London, the bombardment of advertisements in our shop windows, the quick-fixed intensity of everyday life, and the monopoly of corporations that dominate our TV and phone screens, has born a new genre of music: PC Music.

Arts Cardiff

Proportional Parties PT1: Jessie Belters and Blue Honey

In the first of a series of interviews about club representation in Europe, Owen Tanner talks to Andy Richards, who runs Blue Honey Cafe, a venue which hosts queer-friendly nights and women only DJ nights, and Jessie Belters, a DJ and promoter from Cardiff who runs Women, Wax and Digital Tracks, an all-female DJ showcase at Blue Honey, and Doppler.

Opinion Leeds

Is Body Modification Just About Looking Good?

Most think that people get plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons: to look good. Queenie argues that some turn to body modifications for economic reasons, discussing trans-women, sex work and strippers.

Opinion London

Working for a World without Work

Jasmine Cox talks about the importance of utopias and considers Aaron Bastani’s forthcoming book Fully Automated Luxury Communism and Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srniceki

Opinion Cardiff

There Is No Right Time

Many young people think the rise of automation is a political issue of the future. The few that think of automation as an issue for the population now, think that optimisation of capital is something so deeply rooted to be a battle to be fought now.

Europe Leeds

New Editors’ Statement

Owen Tanner and Jim Clemoes discuss exciting new changes to European Echo in their new roles as joint editors-in-chief.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Radio Echo w/ fanfare – PUB

The fifth episode of Radio Echo with fanfare, speaking to PUB’s Daniel Seemayer

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Radio Echo w/ fanfare – /b/channel #1 Nolwenn Salaun

The first part of the fourth episode of Radio Echo with fanfare

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Radio Echo w/ fanfare – Office for Workspace Studies (pt.2)

The second part of the third episode of Radio Echo with fanfare

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Radio Echo w/ fanfare – Office for Workspace Studies (pt.1)

The third episode of Radio Echo with fanfare

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Radio Echo w/ fanfare – NXS

In the second instalment of Radio Echo with fanfare, we talk to NXS.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Radio Echo w/fanfare – Station to Station

In association with fanfare we talk to Bojana Panevska of Station to Station

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Work and Art

The fifth European Echo podcast, which picks up the conversation with Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Vinteuil

The fourth European Echo podcast returns to talk again with artist Xavier Robles de Medina, this time about his own work

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Buy & Create

The third European Echo podcast in which Charlie talks about the creativity of consumption with Xavier Robles de Medina.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Outsiders and Artists

In this, the second European Echo podcast, Charlie is joined by social artist Domenique Himmelsbach-de Vries beginning their ongoing discussion about art and society.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Love in the Time of Brexit

In the third instalment of Brexit Stories, Charlie reads out an e-mail he wrote to his friend Guy a week after the vote.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Red Vienna in Pictures

A selection of pictures from the research into Red Vienna, as discussed in the European Echo podcast.

Audiovisual Vienna

European Echo Podcast – Red Vienna

For this, the first European Echo Podcast, the subject is Red Vienna. To discuss this, European Echo editor, Charlie Clemoes, is joined by Georgie Sinclair, founder and editor of ISO magazine.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Brexit Stories – A Knock on the Head from Brexit, Part 2

Following the first instalment of Brexit Stories, a few extra thoughts surrounding Matt’s investment in social media in his two week-long recovery.

Audiovisual Lewisham

Brexit Stories – A Knock on the Head from Brexit, Part 1

The first instalment of the Brexit Stories podcast

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Souvenirs – stories part 2

Watch more stories of the Souvenir project, in which we gradually uncover the story of Europe as told through keepsakes collected from various travels

Stories London

New Europeans: Hitherto and Hereafter

We reflect on the last six months and sketch some vague plans for the future of this website

Audiovisual Amsterdam

Souvenirs – The first stories

Watch the first two stories of the Souvenir project, in which we gradually uncover the story of Europe as told through keepsakes collected from various travels.

Audiovisual Amsterdam

The End of New Europeans – In Pictures

Last weekend, we hosted our closing event and final exhibition at The Wall.

Opinion Amsterdam

Can a house fit in a hut? Or the other way around

On the differences between a House and a Hut. Including an interview with Taja Vovk van Gaal, the Academic Project Leader of the House of European History.