Peeps i — July 2016, #2


The world is not small—in fact, through the lens of culture, it is vast. Peeps Magazine puts culture and context before events, bringing investigative stories from corners around the world, offering readers engaging analysis and authoritative insight into contemporary human affairs.

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“Crossing Thresholds”

USD 22.00 — Released 25 June 2016

Issue 02 explores thresholds: how we establish where they begin and end, and the rules of engagement once we cross them. Whether played out in urban or natural landscapes, or in our very homes, this issue brings readers stories of how people around the world are negotiating thresholds between individuals, communities, geographies and cultures; those we know and those we have yet to discover.

Our three feature stories span the globe. The first is set in Paris, and explores the social conflict resulting from the effects of gentrification of a street that has, and continues today, been primarily a site of sex work and prostitution. The second is set in New Zealand, relating an indigenous community’s initiatives to protect natural space and the rights of a river. The final feature looks at how communities are adjusting in post-Apartheid Johannesburg as institutional walls are being brought down, but literal walls are being put up in their place.

In the section we call The Practice we will be interviewing the Director of Experience Research at Airbnb, Judd Antin and following urban anthropologist Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman through her wayfinding work in Brooklyn, New York. These stories will explore how qualitative research can help practitioners to shape spaces, either digital or in the real world, in more effective and rewarding ways for the people who engage with them. Other stories in Issue 02 take us to Morocco, Indonesia, and even outer space!

This issue look closely at the relationship people have with their spaces, their neighbours and their contexts—illustrating how we all struggle to know where our “turf”, and our areas of responsibility in this world, begins and ends.

144 pages, printed on 100% recycled paper.

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