Ecoes’ environmental mission

by Steve Watson in August 2023
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An environmental magazine with a difference, Ecoes was our June delivery to Stack subscribers. It’s a strange magazine in many ways, and I loved it, so I really enjoyed speaking with editor-in-chief Mirna Belina and assistant editor Hannah Pezzack for July’s Stack Magazine Club.

Ecoes stands apart from the rest because of its insistence on taking a non-human perspective to the environmental crisis, so instead of focusing on finding a ‘solution’, the stories are free to take other perspectives. For example, instead of worrying about how to stop ice from melting, Ecoes instead pays close attention to the ice itself; what it looks like, what it sounds like, and what it means that ice has always melted, “but now melts with material socio-political specificities”.

It’s a tricky balance to strike, and in our conversation Mirna and Hannah share some of their own sources of inspiration, and speak about giving contributors the space to be creative and try new things. Take a look at the video below to see the whole thing, and if you like what you see, you can buy a copy of Ecoes in the Stack shop. Or, if you’d rather receive a surprise magazine every month, sign up for our subscription and we’ll start sending our big, brown envelopes your way.


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