For my final takeover post, I’d like to spotlight the work of It's Freezing in LA!, a London-based independent magazine about climate change.
It’s Freezing in LA! responds to the overwhelming crush of often-sensational, obscure, or straight up disinformation news about the climate crisis with slow, scintillating journalism from writers with clear voices who take an interdisciplinary lens to address the most urgent topics surrounding the future of our planet.
So named as a subversive nod to that infamous Donald Trump tweet from 2013 ('Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee — I'm in Los Angeles and it's freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!’), IFILA! produces informative, captivating visuals produced from real data about the climate crisis and commissions illustrations for each of its bi-annual issues.
IFILA! works from a space between science and activism, hosting climate change events in London and running green workshops and other projects in addition to producing the print magazine.
I was super grateful to have contributed a piece, “Silicon Valley has a Sustainability Complex”, to their current Issue 6, which focuses on the topic of greenwashing. It is accompanied by dreamy, atmospheric illustrations by the incredible Laura Coutinho.
Images via 1. Stack Magazines, 2. IFILA! Site, 3. Friends and Friends of Friends, 4. IFILA! Facebook page, 5. myself, and 6. Stack Magazines, respectively.
Thanks @hoxton253_artprojectspace for having me for this week’s takeover, it’s been a real pleasure!