|Publication date: Autumn 2012|
|Weight: 0.3 kg|
|Size: 235 x 165 mm|
Auscultatio, Gravitas, Communitas: to listen and to diagnose the sounds of the inner-workings of the body, to engage in conversation of substance and to do so in the spirit of unstructured community. Shoppinghour Magazine collects words, images, thoughts and experiences that locate and unconceal the subtle nuances of contemporary life. Its editors believe that heartfelt and meaningful conversation can help towards cultivating a gradual subversion of everyday norms and inspiring a more observant and active social, political and creative engagement. Eschewing sententious intellectual banter in favour of relevance and sincerity, a new critical optimism is sought in response to today’s culture mired by the nihilist vestiges of postmodernity. In its form, Shoppinghour Magazine is a non-disposable tangible experience intended to be picked up and held, examined, read carefully, shared, referenced and discussed. It is neither a magazine nor a book, neither an object nor an idea; instead, it is a marriage of these, intended to take life in the hands and mind of the reader.