The Ethics of Immigration

Why the UK should exercise limited discretionary control over Immigration post-Brexit Four years ago, on the 23rd of June, the British public voted to leave the European Union. Since then, there has been a tedious cycle of deal proposals and rejections. The constant chain of uncertainty and hit to the British economy has left bothContinue reading “The Ethics of Immigration”

“All my life I have had to see colour”.

21 black people share their thoughts on the BLM protests, personal experiences with law enforcement, and how white people can help dismantle racism. “I can’t breathe” were the infamous last words of unarmed George Floyd whilst police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck, suffocating him for almost 9 minutes. The racially motivated killing ofContinue reading ““All my life I have had to see colour”.”

Why some repertoires of contention are more effective than others

A critical analysis of different forms of protest and their effectiveness This past week, we have witnessed angry Americans flocking to the streets to protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures. In a country that deeply treasures individual freedom, it came as no surprise that some citizens would feel attacked by state restrictions. However, what did takeContinue reading “Why some repertoires of contention are more effective than others”

Introducing: HoMie Au

The brand proving that the fashion industry has a heart “The murderous, meaningless caprices of fashion“. Over the years, these infamous words and philosophy of Karl Marx (1976) have led many to argue that capitalism and fashion will always be inescapably entwined. Mainstream fashion revolves around a consumerist model, whereby designers are constantly churning out newContinue reading “Introducing: HoMie Au”

COVID-19: Implications for Animal Rights in China

With a recorded 793 deaths in Italy this past Saturday, it would be an understatement to say that the spread of COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise. In terms of its origins, although we do not know the exact source of the virus, what we do know is that it is highly likely thatContinue reading “COVID-19: Implications for Animal Rights in China”

Berlin Exhibition Review: ‘Love’ by Ren Hang

For the first time, the works of late Chinese photographer and poet Ren Hang are currently exhibited at C/O Berlin until the 29th of February 2020. Myself like many others of Hang’s fans only became familiar with his work after his passing in 2017.  The artist took his own life on the 23rd of FebruaryContinue reading “Berlin Exhibition Review: ‘Love’ by Ren Hang”

Once a woman, always a woman.

A critique of the social and political importance of Playboy’s latest Equality Issue. Last month, Playboy Magazine released its Equality Issue: ‘Once a Playmate, always a Playmate’. The Issue was photographed by the artistic genius Nadia Lee Cohen. Over the years almost 800 women have been awarded the title of ‘Playmate’. Only five were selectedContinue reading “Once a woman, always a woman.”

‘Body Performance’ outperformed expectations.

A review of the Helmut Newton Foundation’s latest photography exhibition. Since its opening in 2004, the Helmut Newton Foundation in Charlottenburg has been largely successful amongst those passionate about photography. At the end of November, I was invited as an employee of Œ Magazine to the opening of the newest exhibition ‘Body Performance’. The nameContinue reading “‘Body Performance’ outperformed expectations.”

Couture over good character: The sad reality of voting behaviours.

Just over a week ago, Boris Johnson and the leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn came head to head in the Election Debate, which was aired on BBC1. During the debate, 6.7 million tuned in to see the two wrangle with one another about pivotal issues such as Brexit, the NHS and ‘Trust’. Yet, whatContinue reading “Couture over good character: The sad reality of voting behaviours.”