Desired Landscapes #7
105 x 165mm, 204 pages
Editor-in-chief and creative director: Natassa Pappa
Graphic designer: Kristen Papadantonaki
We love this magazine and the way it brings together personal experiences of cities, the type of observations and snapshots that allow the reader to travel without traveling and to grasp a sense of place within a city. Founder Natassa Pappa runs walking tours of her home city Athens, and that hands-on experience shows in every issue of her magazine.
The latest issue is pretty in purple and includes a photo diary of Vienna, reading history through archival maps, an outsider's perspective of Warsaw, and observations for how to occupy public space in Hong Kong.
On the Journal
At work with Natassa Pappa: ‘When I went abroad walking became my main research method, as it creates a linear order to a rather chaotic urban experience. I started by designing an app to explore your own city by drawing a random shape on top of its grid, and then I focused more on mapping.’