Fire, the unloved element. While all our sympathies fly unchecked to the three other primordial substances, i.e. earth, water and air, fire looks into an uncertain future. The smoke of combustion engines, burning forests, bombs and grenades in wars everywhere and behind every cloud lurks a sunburn. These are only the most obvious examples of a thoroughly outmoded element. Yet over thousands of years, mankind has actually learned something else: to preserve fire and to use the power it gave us. There is probably no more magical feeling in the collective memory of mankind than that of security around the blazing fire around which our ancestors gathered.
For this issue of Some Magazine, we visited the ilio studio in London on the theme of fire, did a workshop with Sebastian Guzman Olmos from the Eindhoven Design Academy on using ash as a material, and Olafur Eliasson provided us with his latest series of pictures about melting glaciers. Jewellery designer Corrina Goutos presents her experimental jewellery.
Editorial / Design
Nina Blume, Lea Flemming, Alma Halfpaap, Ariane Kaiser, Josephine Knoll, Kathrin Wedler
Issue #10 Fire Spring 2020