Could we read this as a graphologist would interpret handwriting? Or as a scientist who analyzes and interprets data to look for meaning?

What?

Halfway between a book and a magazine, “The City Is Ours” is a finite series of 6 bookzines published by Other Editions that invite you to explore your city, town, or street with more curious eyes. One detail at a time.

Ingredients

Urban ready-mades, involuntary paintings, accidental sculptures and parts of the urban landscape that normally go unnoticed.

Format

With a scientific-but-ironical approach, each issue analyzes a specific detail related to the streetscape through a photo essay. Art is used as a tool: to help bring awareness to our surroundings.
It features also works by international artists, photographers, and observers: images combined with clear and simple language inspire the reader to observe the world as they have never seen it before.

Submissions

In general, we operate on an invitation-only basis. We also have 2 open calls per year. In any case, you are welcome to submit your photo series or ideas any time. For getting in touch write to hi (aaat) thecityisours-bookzine (dot) com or DM on Instagram.

The best way to be informed on the next theme/open call is to join the mailing list.

Stockists

The City Is Ours is distributed worldwide in selected bookshops and gift shops. Shops and retailers should order from IDEA Books.

New and old issues can be found @:

FINLAND
Nide Bookstore, Helsinki

FRANCE
Librairie du Palais de Tokyo, Paris

GERMANY
Do You Read Me?!, Berlin

ITALY
Edicola 518, Perugia
Libreria Verso, Milano
Leporello, Roma

THE NETHERLANDS
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Amsterdam
Architectura & Natura, Amsterdam
Boekhandel Dominicanen, Maastricht
Van Piere Eindhoven, Eindhoven

UK
magCulture, London

REST OF THE WORLD

JAPAN
Post Books, limart Co.ltd. Tokyo

AUSTRALIA
Kinokuniya Bookshop, Sydney

MORE TO COME

Concept and design

SerraGlia is the alias of visual artist and designer Lorenzo Servi. Trained as an architect, he uses books as the principal format of his artworks since 2017. You can find more @ www.serraglia.com