Write or Be Written Off: Publishing as Empowerment in Art and Culture

Online Launch Event

Date: October 25, 2022. 1-2 p.m. CET on Zoom

We launched the 10th issue of Mezosfera online magazine, Write or Be Written Off: Publishing as Empowerment in Art and Culture which was published in February 2022, in the framework of a response seminar in collaboration with the workshop “The Community of Writers”, organized by Curatorial Practice at The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.

The issue includes contributions on publishing in the fields of art and culture, initiatives and publications whose mission was or is to challenge the establishment (be it professional or political), bring about (social) change, and devise non-hegemonic structures of operation. We were interested in receiving essays on alternative or experimental publication series and periodicals (from the second half of the 20th century on) that discuss themes that usually lie outside the scope of dominant forums and that can exert empowerment through the field of art and culture.


Contributors of the “Write or be Written Off” issue of Mezosfera magazine: Dóra Hegyi, editor, authors of the issue: Oko Owoicho, Schrinkhla Sahai, Ágnes Szanyi

Respondents of the “ The Community of Writers” workshop: Heather Jones, Andreas Hoffmann, Martina Petrelli, Anne Szefer Karlssen, Lea Vene, Johanna Zanon

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