With the world increasingly looking like it’s falling apart, optimism can sometimes feel hard to come by. After all, in the face of global division, chaos, inequality and a climate emergency, utopia has rarely looked further away.
But this kind of thinking plays right into the hands of the forces upholding such conditions. In response, our 71st issue is celebrating those who outright refuse to accept that a different future isn’t possible. Across a range of stories, we’re spotlighting the people – from artists to activists – who’ve taken it upon themselves to build something better. Something bolder.
Featuring: Joel Meyerowitz, Maya Gabeira, The Antiuniversity, (Sandy) Alex G, London’s Shaolin warriors, Mica Levi, Extinction Rebellion, Black Belt Eagle Scout – and lots more.