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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
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

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media / Video
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
media / Video

“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.

media / Audio
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫
media / Audio

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

media / Video
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
media / Video

All around us are magic machines that suck carbon out of the air, cost very little and build themselves. Trees – in all their gorgeous variety and spectacular beauty – can make a massive difference to the world, if we accept one condition: we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.

media / Video
"Smog Wars"
"Smog Wars"
media / Video

Here is a documentary about Poland's smog problem and the country's efforts to tackle it, directed by Jonathan L. Ramsey and produced by Michał Konopa.

media / Video
A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
media / Video

It was supposed to be a regular day for those living in the Polish capital, Warsaw. However, at dawn a whale appeared. Watch a trailer for a documentary about the events of that day. The online premiere of the film is on 11th December 2020.

media / Photo
Antarctica
Antarctica
media / Photo

There is a quiet space between the stimulus and the reaction. In this space, our greatest strength awaits: the power of choice.

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