Berlin Quarterly n. 13


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Berlin Quarterly is a cultural journal of journalism, literature and visual arts which, starting from the German capital, broadens its gaze in a global perspective.
Among its 168 pages it is possible to find reportages, essays, poems, photo shoots and interesting stories that come from every corner of the world, becoming the key to a mutual understanding. 
According to the authors of Berlin Quarterly, indeedwe can interpret the past and prepare for the challenges of the future only by making good use of these tools.

Dimensions: 17cm x 24cm
Number of pages: 172
English language

In this number:
- Writer Emmeline Clein in a long reportage searches for the racist and scientifically misleading origins of the body mass index and its political and cultural legacies. Clein's in-depth historical research merges with acute and timely cultural analysis, revisiting pop culture icons, trendy diets and the so-called "obesity epidemic."
In This Night Has a Long Way to Go the writer Vikram Kapur, from a Delhi in lockdown, transcribes the tragedy that unfolds around him and the continuing to teach to write about Zoom between fear and pain.
- In La Mata, poet Eliana Hernandez recounts the El Salido massacre of 2000, personifying the Colombian physical landscape to help narrate the unspeakable violence.
- Poet Logan February puts social issues into verse, including police corruption.
- Marco Sconocchia's photographic portfolio captures a homeless community in Rome.
- The fictional tale What We Lost by Brenda Peynado takes the form of a testimony, narrating how local citizens begin to lose body parts one at a time.
- The body theme appears again in Dear Senthurean, an excerpt from Akwaeke Emezi's long-awaited Black Spirit Memoir, and Bora Chung's Snare, A Story of Blood and Gold, presented here in both Korean and English.
- In the archive section, Camillo Golgi's nineteenth-century medical illustrations return to the literal body, depicting nerves whose lines, at this size, appear almost abstract.