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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
2022: The Year in Review
2022: The Year in Review
Magazine / society

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Germany addressing its colonial legacy, a sand battery in Finland—2022 was full of shocks and surprises.

Przekrój

Magazine / society
The Maple’s Face
The Maple’s Face
Magazine / society

The trees of our childhood – with their exceptional shapes, boughs and presence – can feel very human, almost like old friends...

Michał Książek

Magazine / culture
The Fig Tree Remembers
The Fig Tree Remembers
Magazine / culture

In her latest book “The Island of Missing Trees”, novelist Elif Shafak gives voice to a fig tree, raising pertinent questions about borders and belonging.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
How Arne Sowed the Seed
How Arne Sowed the Seed
Magazine / society

Almost half a century ago, the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss created the concept of deep ecology. We still have much to learn from his principles today.

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / society
Dismantling Capitalism
Dismantling Capitalism
Magazine / society

John Seymour was a leading pioneer of self-sufficiency. His ideas can today be felt in the post-growth movement, as well as the WWOOF community.

Dominika Bok

Reading / society
Against Apocalypse
Reading / society

What does the word ‘apocalypse’ mean? And how can we understand it in the context of an Earth hurtling towards climate catastrophe?

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
Life-Giving Dust
Life-Giving Dust
Magazine / science

Saharan dust is a phenomenon that starts in the desert and brings multiple benefits to oceans and plants across the whole of the globe.

Michał Brennek

Magazine / society
A Rubbish Island
A Rubbish Island
Magazine / society

Microplastics are almost imperceptible to the human eye. Yet their impact on the environment is shocking – as evidenced by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Piotr Żelazny

Magazine / society
Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Magazine / society

It is two hundred years since “The Year Without a Summer”, when a sun-obscuring ash cloud – ejected from one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history – caused temperatures to plummet the world over.

Gillen D’Arcy Wood

Magazine / society
Ally Girls
Ally Girls
Magazine / society

Three teenage girls from the Indigenous communities of the Americas are raising environmental awareness all around the world.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Magazine / society
Demand Change!
Demand Change!
Magazine / society

Naomi Klein’s latest book “How to Change Everything” (co-written with Rebecca Stefoff) is an inspirational guide, sure to spur the youngest generation to environmental action.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
A Time of Revolt
A Time of Revolt
Magazine / society

Israeli journalist Nadav Eyal – author of the book “Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization” – talks about the crisis of globalization and the ongoing revolt against it.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / society
Miłosz Artefact
Miłosz Artefact
Reading / society

Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief.

Anna Mitchell

Magazine / society
5 Big Predictions for 2021
5 Big Predictions for 2021
Magazine / society

A deeper appreciation for science and less unnecessary spending could be in our future.

Derek Beres

Reading / literature
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
Reading / literature

A short story set in 2040, when due to global warming Iceland’s climate becomes vastly colder and harsher. A biology teacher disappears during a school trip and her daughter starts to search for her.

Birna Anna Björnsdóttir

Magazine / science
Delighted Man
Delighted Man
Magazine / science

Nature conservation is not simply a matter of being conscious about the environment – it also raises metaphysical questions.

Michał Książek

Magazine / society
The Power of Narrative
The Power of Narrative
Magazine / society

Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason talks about how to write about climate change, the intersection of death and nature, and Iceland’s sacred cow.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / society
Growth Is Killing Us
Growth Is Killing Us
Magazine / society

Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel talks about the pitfalls of growth, and how we can pursue an economic model that protects human wellbeing and the environment.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / science
The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
Magazine / science

The forest is full of life, not only in the green leaves that burst out of tree crowns, but also underground, where a dense collection of roots and fungi form a communication network.

Maria Hawranek

Reading / culture
Nature Is Not Nice
Nature Is Not Nice
Reading / culture

Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Reading / literature
climate psalm
climate psalm
Reading / literature

“in a former life / I crammed ripe blueberries into my mouth.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Ida Dzik

Magazine / science
The Limits of Clean Energy
The Limits of Clean Energy
Magazine / science

If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.

Jason Hickel

Magazine / culture
Loss Is Such a Useless Word
Loss Is Such a Useless Word
Magazine / culture

American poet Forrest Gander talks about the climate, the role of poetry, and where we can find hope.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
What Comes After the Flood?
What Comes After the Flood?
Magazine / science

Marcin Popkiewicz, co-founder of a Polish climate science portal, talks about ecotourism, the fight against disinformation, and a possible future world.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / society
Hurricane-Proof Homes
Hurricane-Proof Homes
Magazine / society

America’s coastal cities are already threatened by hurricanes, and global warming will only make this worse. How can architects adapt to this reality?

Zygmunt Borawski

Magazine / society
Alaska Quagmire
Alaska Quagmire
Magazine / society

As permafrost melts in western Alaska, the inhabitants of Newtok have become the first officially recognized climate migrants in the United States.

Bogumiła Lisocka-Jaegermann

Magazine / culture
Hopepunk and Solarpunk
Hopepunk and Solarpunk
Magazine / culture

Alyssa Hull tries to find optimism in teaching cli-fi to terrified students.

Alyssa Hull

Magazine / society
No Bread, No Circuses
No Bread, No Circuses
Magazine / society

The pandemic has already delayed the 2020 Olympic Games. But sporting tournaments are already facing a larger issue: global warming.

Andrzej Kula

Reading / culture
A Rightful Balance
A Rightful Balance
Reading / culture

Studio Ghibli – the Japanese animation film studio – may be known for its fluffy mascots such as Totoro, but beneath this cute veneer are a series of films with serious ecological concerns.

Ren Scateni

Reading / science
A Bird’s-Eye View on Biebrza and Narew
A Bird’s-Eye View on Biebrza and Narew
Reading / science

The Biebrza Wetlands are a grand monument to nature: one of the very few in Europe and comparable to the Pripet Marshes in Belarus, or the Danube Delta in Romania.

Reading / science
It’s Okay to Panic!
It’s Okay to Panic!
Reading / science

Jonathan L. Ramsey’s latest documentary “It’s Okay to Panic” deals with the global climate crisis – and the seemingly marginalized voice of experts therein.

Anna Tatarska

Reading / society
Frustrating and Fascinating Questions
Frustrating and Fascinating Questions
Reading / society

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “We Are the Weather”, talks about pursuing an environmental way of life, the power of poetry, and how he engages in constructive conversation about climate.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / science
All the Colours of Biebrza
All the Colours of Biebrza
Reading / science

Earlier in April, the marshes of the Biebrza Valley and Wetlands started to burn. The wildfire has devastated the flora and fauna of Poland’s largest national park – and it’s only the beginning.

Jędrzej Wojnar

Reading / science
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
Reading / science

American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Gordon Hempton

Magazine / culture
Skyborne Whales
Skyborne Whales
Magazine / culture

Airships – those long, cylindrical balloons that cruise through the sky – seem like a relic of a bygone era. But, with the climate now high on the agenda, they might be making an unexpected comeback.

Andrzej Krajewski

Magazine / society
In Search of Hope
In Search of Hope
Magazine / society

Don’t stop being angry but also don’t lose sight of beauty. A letter to a young climate activist.

Rebecca Solnit

Magazine / culture
In This Age of Ecological Crisis, Nausicaä’s Message Is More Vital Than Ever
In This Age of Ecological Crisis, Nausicaä’s Message Is More Vital Than Ever
Magazine / culture

The radical ethics of Hayao Miyazaki’s fearless heroine still resonates today.

Ren Scateni

Reading / feuilleton
Lessons in Coexistence
Reading / feuilleton

We are panicking a bit. But we are also genuinely concerned about a situation where a huge amount will depend upon whether we want to work together.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / society
Sumtumn
Sumtumn
Reading / society

In Catalonia, as elsewhere, the climate is rapidly changing. So too, is the type of energy that increasing numbers of Barcelona residents are buying.

Paulina Maślona

Reading / feuilleton
The World Can Be Changed
Reading / feuilleton

True, it wasn’t us, but corporations that destroyed the Earth’s climate. Having said that, let’s start acting now, because there is no time to waste and no-one else will do it for us.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / society
Deep Adaptation to the Climate Crisis
Deep Adaptation to the Climate Crisis
Reading / society

The climate crisis is a reality, right now, that much is indisputable. But how do we adapt to such a difficult and devastating ecological truth?

Robert Rient

Magazine / feuilleton
Towards a Circular Economy
Magazine / feuilleton

In the face of climate catastrophe, we should focus on solutions that allow us to utilize pollution and transform waste into ecological products.

Paulina Grabowska

Magazine / science
Antarctica, My Love
Antarctica, My Love
Magazine / science

Heaven is a place on Earth – it’s known as Antarctica, the freezing southern-most land where curiosity, cooperation and good will is in abundance between humans and animals.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / society
The Lost Dream of the Future
The Lost Dream of the Future
Magazine / society

Clive Hamilton talks about the importance of preparing for a harsher future, the role of big businesses in climate change denial, and why we must abandon the idea of endless progress.

Agata Kasprolewicz

Magazine / society
Storm Before the Calm
Storm Before the Calm
Magazine / society

Across the last few centuries, the West has established global domination. Yet change is coming, in part spurred on by our overindulgence in economic growth and fossil fuels.

Kacper Pobłocki

Magazine / society
A Political Weather Forecast
A Political Weather Forecast
Magazine / society

History shows us that the weather is intrinsically connected with politics. More specifically, drastic changes in climate can lead to mass migration, instigating the collapse of old empires and the birth of new societies.

Andrzej Krajewski

Reading / literature
raw material
raw material
Reading / literature

“I can’t teach you to tell polymer from mesoglea...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.

Anna Adamowicz

Reading / feuilleton
The Energy for Change
Reading / feuilleton

A young environmental activist outlines why climate is the pressing issue of his generation.

Jan Ciemniewski

Reading / feuilleton
The Girls with Pigtails
Reading / feuilleton

On 14th June 2019, 13-year-old Inga Zasowska started her climate strike outside the Polish parliament. It’s children like Inga and Greta Thunberg who can bring us hope – if only we would listen to them.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
You’ll See When the Rain Comes
You’ll See When the Rain Comes
Magazine / society

The Nile river eventually flows into the Mediterranean Sea, but has more humble origins. One such source is the Blue Nile at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, where water can be in short supply for large parts of the year.

Paulina Wilk

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