Branching out EDITORIAL Let’s get talking. Words by Novelty team & illustration by Ella Sando The Atavism Device FICTION (De)evolutional discoveries. Words by Ahmed Khan & illustration by Sophie Hunt Fibres POETRY Peeling off layers. Words by Hannah Hayden & illustration by Olivia Domingos Unpicking FICTION How to come undone. Words by Nadia Henderson & illustration by Portia Barnett-Herrin Heliophyto- gravura ART ESSAY Techno-magical images of plants. Words & artwork by Andere Seite Studio From Bach to Frahm PLAYLIST For you to enjoy while reading us. Selection by Enrico Cascavilla & illustration by Michael Salu Belonging SPOKEN WORD Sentiments of an everyman. Words & videos by Jon Stephenson Touching lakes ESSAY Personal encounters with bodies of water. Words by Allie Vandersanden & artwork by Woodchart Old scythe ESSAY Back to the basics. Words by Joel Mowdy & illustration by Antoni Hidalgo Ecobalance ART ESSAY We are made of stars. Words & artwork by Beatriz Glez Sa Pig FICTION Autobiography of a swine. Words by Eva Ferry & illustration by Lucie Knights Counting to infinity POETRY Things I know for certain. Words by Sue Clennell & illustration by Lily Goodchild Things we draw on maps POETRY Moments of transient beauty. Words by Sergio Ortiz & illustration by Roxa Noor Libidinal Tropicalities ART ESSAY Artist notes. Words & artwork by Gian Cruz Did you miss issue 8? ISSUE 8 Read our previous issue here.