Sights & Sounds: Annika Hansteen-Izora
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The weeks are speeding by. Spring has finally come, but it still feels like the weather has yet to catch up to that reality. Nonetheless, we’re embracing the lightness and bloom that this season has to offer.
For this week’s Sights and Sounds, we reached out to Annika Hansteen-Izora — a queer artist, writer and designer who’s currently creating at Somewhere Good, Black Feast and Creative Ecosystems.
Alex and I first came across Annika and her work through her newsletter project,. Two of my favourite pieces of hers, that I find myself going back to often, are Time is Water and My Creativity is Magic, Not a Brand. I greatly admire how she’s able to challenge and articulate the ways that we can navigate this industry through alternative means, by carving out paths less travelled and resisting the pressures of being confined to a singular thing.
Here’s what she shared with us.
The first day of Spring is approaching. For those of us living in the Northern hemisphere, we enter the new season on March 20, 2023. Setting the Gregorian calendar aside, I like to think of Spring as the true start of the new year. This winter has been preparing me for its entrance by gifting me ample room to: hibernate, make soups, be quiet, humble, get clarity, root.
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