Our Picks for the Danish Adventure Film Festival

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It's been part of human nature to seek out thrills and overcome obstacles for centuries. Adventure, and more specifically, adventure sports are all about pushing boundaries, butting heads with the elements and pushing yourself to the max.

One of Europe's oldest adventure film festivals, D.A.F.F, just kicked off with a tight programme of 30 adventure films taking place over five days. The festival remains diverse in style and sports genres, covering athletes from all around the world as they excel in everything from mountain climbing and skiing to running and bouldering. Two captivating and colorful films especially stood out as they follow strong and determined women on their personal quests to conquer the sports they love.

Outside Voices follows star runner Jenn Shelton and her unorthodox runner's life as she roadtrips across the US in the summer of 2015. Shelton isn't your average runner and you won't see her gulp down kale smoothies and protein shakes. Instead, she packed all of her belongings in a van and set off for a summer of drinking, partying and living life as it happens before her while training for the Bear 100 Mile. Director Joel Krupicka manages to merge indie film characteristics with the sharp and breathtaking shots that are the trademark of action sport films in this poetic runner's feature. Of course, the film also hinges on Shelton's colourful personality, free spirit and strong-as-steel willpower. The film acts as a thoughtful portrait of Shelton while she battles the polarization between being a dedicated and professional athlete with the urge to shed all control.

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Outside Voices is showing in Copenhagen Thursday 24/11 and Sunday 27/11. Tickets are available here.

In Sandra Lahnsteiner's Between, we follow the star-studded Shades of Winter crew's adventures as they conquer obstacles in all shapes and sizes—as long as they're certified adrenaline kicks, of course. The crew gets up close and personal with Hawaiian volcanos and Alaska's mythical giants, fuelled by curiosity and a thirst for thrill. Even when you're a pro free-skier, a good crew is key and Lahnsteiner's film makes sure that the crystal clear shots capture the camaraderie and community between the crew as much as their pro engagement with the elements and the sport.

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Between is showing in Copenhagen Friday 25/11. Tickets are available here.


Sina Candrian Rides Like a Girl

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Sina Candrian is one of those people whose accomplishments and reputation are matched by an irresistible personality. The 27 year old Swiss snowboarder has made her mark with a snowboarding style that's clean, stylish and playful - which recently let her win 4th place at the slopestyle competition in Sochi - but also with her positive outlook. She's always the one smiling at people, genuinely asking about personal lives and keeping things honest and sincere in a time when the question "how are you" is more part of a convenient behaviour than a sign of sincerity.

Sina is the reason my publication Reverse Mag exists, and why I’m sitting today at my computer writing about great people living their dreams. In my eyes, Sina is one of them—so I decided to catch up with her about women in skateboarding, getting over injuries and the things she's learned both as a snowboarder and 27 year old.

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Hi Sina. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Sina Candrian. I'm 27 years old, born and living in Flims, Switzerland. I grew up in this village and still love to spend most of my time here. I'm a professional snowboarder, but between competitions and winter seasons I'm studying to be a teacher, which I will hopefully finish in spring 2017.

You were one of the first girls in the Flims & Laax snowboarding scene. Can you tell us how it started for you?

Was I really one of the first? I think there's a lot of older girls who really killed it snowboarding. And I'm just an old snowboard girl now. I learned to snowboard when I was five years old; my dad had tried it out, and I got super stoked to see him riding a board, so I asked my mum if I could try it as well. Behind our little cottage - up in Foppa, an area of the Laax resort - I started to do my first curves and bails on a snowboard. It was really frustrating; I remember crying because I never could get up the whole way at the t-bar. It was a bummer in the beginning, but I never stopped. I think it was like this love-hate relationship, but in the end it turned out to be love-love!

Did it affect you, being one of the only girls in the squad?

In the beginning it was hard to be one of the only girls. When I was riding races I was the only chick, and the guys were three years older than me. But they helped me a lot, and we had an amazing crew; we weren't good, but we were riding because we loved it! After a while I changed to freestyle and got in touch with many other guys who helped push me. The good thing is that you always get pushed by men. The hard thing is that guys normally don't understand all the different kinds of problems girls can have. Anyway, I can say that I had a great time with the guys in the sport scene. I was lucky to be able to attend a normal school, so I had many girl-moments back at home! I had a really great childhood and I wouldn't change anything!

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Can we say that today more women have joined the scene, or is there still space for improvement?

Yes, I would say so! I'm really grateful that we can join almost every contest, and we have almost the same prize money. Maybe it's harder to get a good sponsor deal as a girl—especially in Europe, it's hard to find a sponsor who pays you well enough. But most guys have that same problem.

How can we balance men and women in snowboarding even more?

It's really hard to say. There are a lot of sport schools which push both girls and guys. The Swiss Snowboard team has a female coach, and she is amazing and helps the girls improve a lot. I think every country should have at least one female coach! It would be good for the girls and sometimes for the guys as well. Women can explain things differently and from different angles, which could trigger a breakthrough in someone's learning path. A mix between male and female coaches would be the best for teaching both guys and girls.

Now, about you again. You've traveled a lot; where is your favourite place in the world?

Yes, I'm so lucky I could travel around the world and experience so many different cultures. It's taught me so much.

Asia is very interesting and sometimes hard to understand. As a vegan, I love the food over there! Last winter I was in China. At first I thought it was going to be a bad trip, but in the end it was really interesting and I would like to go back there and see more - it's such a special country.

A long time ago we travelled to Japan for the Nippon Open and a World Cup. Between the contests we had a four-day gap, so we went to Kyoto to spend the days there. We went shopping and visited a bunch of temples; it was a great experience.

There are so many beautiful places I've visited. Last summer I traveled to Sri Lanka, which is also something totally different. I was also in Brazil and met so many wonderful people there... I think my list of destinations is too long for this interview. So, back to the question: I would pick my hometown. It sounds boring, but I was born here; I belong to these mountains, lakes, friends and my family.

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Other than snowboarding, what other passions influenced you growing up?

I turned pro when I was a school kid, just fifteen years old. Since then, I've travelled around the world. When I was younger, my interests were fully focused on snowboarding, and in my free time I had to work on school stuff. Of course, life is not only about sports and medals. Getting older, I realized there are many other things life has to offer; I love to cook healthy food and would love to have my own garden. I like to do different sports in addition to board sports, like beach volleyball, biking and tennis.

One of my big passions is photography: I love to capture landscapes, it's really satisfying to me. I've started to paint a bit with one of my school friends, too; it's not a big deal, but it's a really nice, chill activity.

You're no longer a teenager, like a lot of the newbies in snowboarding are. What's it like to still compete? How do you envision your future in competition?

This question is really hard to answer. Yes, I still compete; I still have fun standing on top of a nicely shaped course and always try to give it my best. And it's always nice to see all my friends at competitions all around the world. On the other hand, I realize I am older: my body needs to rest longer and new tricks aren't as easy to learn. I'm trying to attend the next Olympics in 2018, but after that, I don't know. One of my career goals is to film a nice edit, which would mostly be based in the backcountry, with some special sunset shots on a nice jump and maybe some pipe-riding... Just to combine everything that I love about snowboarding.

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You were just injured, and the older you get, the harder it is and longer it takes to get back from a bail. What happened and how did you deal with it?

I crashed while biking. It was wet and the visibility wasn't great. I fell pretty hard and my knee landed on a stone, causing a bone bruise and something at the meniscus. I had to spend three weeks on crutches, three more weeks with some easy training and then two weeks of intense training to get back on snow.

For sure, it does take longer to heal, and I have to be more patient and wait longer before going back on the board 'til I can be 100% sure everything is ok! As I mentioned before, it isn't as hard to be injured now than it was when I was a kid. Nowadays I just do other kinds of activities, which make me happy as well!

Why action sports instead of chilling on the beaches?

Because as an action sport athlete you can do both! Action sports in wintertime and some relaxing moments at the beach in the summer!

Thanks, Sina!

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Leah Goren's 'Ladies Drawing Night' is the Artsy Girl Gang You've Been Looking For

While many artists tend to focus on solo projects and delve into the often secluded world of artistic creation, Leah Goren does the opposite: she tries to create communities within the art world. Drawing inspiration from the bright colors of LA, she mixed her influences with the tight-knit and supportive community of NYC—which ended up becoming the backbones of Ladies Drawing Night. An initiative co-founded and co-hosted by Goren, it unites women to draw together, hang out with a guest artist but most importantly have a comfortable space where art is encouraged amongst a community of creative women supporting each other.

Girls Are Awesome: Hi Leah! You co-host Ladies Drawing Night, bringing women together in creative spaces. Tell us a bit about how the project started and the motivation behind it:

Leah Goren: I host it with two ladies named Julia Rothman and Rachael Cole. I met Julia Rothman when she was a guest in one of my classes when I was attending Parsons. After a year or so we had become good friends, and Julia had met Rachael at a conference and brought us all together. We began LDN by simply drawing together for a scarf project, once a week for a few weeks. In the end we made the scarves and were happy enough with the outcome, but we realized the best part of it all was getting together to draw. We decided to continue these drawing nights, and started using the hashtag #ladiesdrawingnight on Instagram to share and compile our work. It seemed to catch on pretty quickly, as women noticed the hashtag and wanted to know how they could join in or host their own nights!

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It's inevitable that social media has a massive impact on creatives all around the the world. How do you think it has affected you as an artist?

Social media and the internet has been everything! While I was in school I began putting my work online on sites like Blogspot and Tumblr and selling handmade products on Etsy. This was six years ago, back when fashion and lifestyle blogs were huge! Instagram was brand new and everyone was really excited to discover and share new artists, designers and products. Instagram and Tumblr continue to be important outlets where I'm able to share what I'm working on with thousands of people in a way that can't be done otherwise!

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New York is a great place for me to be focused and productive. It feels really good working here knowing that there is a large community of illustrators and other creatives who are doing the same thing as me. I grew up in Southern California and it's so beautiful—the colors, plants and light are a big part of my work but I definitely had to move away before I could appreciate how much the landscape is a part of me. I love visiting home and drawing in my sketchbook, but I think I would find it a little aimless and isolating to live there again. It works really well for me to go a few times a year, and then pull from that nostalgia I have when I'm back in New York.

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What kind of effect do you feel Ladies Drawing Night has had in terms of bringing artistic people together?

For me, sharing my experience through drawings or storytelling is what keeps me going. Most of my work is created in isolation—just me in my office with my cats. Putting it out in the world and seeing how it affects people is the most rewarding part.

As we are drawing we are constantly talking about our work and giving each other suggestions. I get a perspective on my work that I wouldn't on my own. It's also a safe space to try new things; I used to be afraid of drawing complicated scenes, but after beginning to draw them during our drawing nights, my work has improved so much.

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How do you think the evenings have affected some of the community in your circle?

Well, the workshops serve as a place to connect likeminded women in New York... and there was so much interest that we couldn’t fit people in our living rooms anymore! There are so many attendees who just moved to New York, just graduated college or are looking to meet other creatives, so I feel like LDR has had an impact on that. We’re also beginning to plan benefit workshops where we are aim to use Ladies Drawing Night to empower women through creativity and community while raising money to support issues we believe in.

Why specifically -ladies- drawing night? Did you feel like there was missing a sense of artistic community between women in art?

We talk about why just women a lot, and we feel like friendship between women is so important, and this becomes a safe space for everyone involved.

Thanks, Leah!


What Would You Have Done? Revisiting the Genovese Murder With Director Puk Grasten

No one could have foreseen that the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 would still be relevant more than half a century later. The 28 year old woman's death rippled through New York City and the rest of the world, mostly because of the circumstances around it: shortly after the murder, The New York Times published an article claiming there were a whopping 37 witnesses aware of what was happening who did nothing to prevent Genovese's death. Although the number of witnesses has since been disputed - and The New York Times even admitted to the inaccuracy -  it still defined the Kitty Genovese murder as an exemplary case of the bystander effect, a phenomenon which occurs when the presence of others discourages people from intervening in emergency situations.

Director Puk Grasten's debut film, 37, offers a different perspective on the subject than the documentaries and dramatizations prior to it. Specifically, Grasten focuses on the residents of the Queens neighbourhood in which the murder took place—digging into their complex family lives and personal struggles that all helped shape their lack of action around the infamous rape and murder.

We talked to Grasten about the reasoning behind debunking the misinformed view of the witnesses, and why the case and her film serve as an important social commentary on how we treat our children and others around us.

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Girls Are Awesome: Hi, Puk. So despite it being over 50 years since it happened, the case of Kitty Genovese is still very relevant in today's society. Why do you think that is?

Puk Grasten: It was my goal from the beginning to create an image relating to how we're living today. I wanted to portray a universal subject, but of course it is also very much about society in New York in that era. Right now, though, everything is up in the air - I mean, people are getting more and more scared as well. In Europe we have the refugee crisis; in the States there's the election - and right now there’s so many Americans being like, "we don't care who wins, because we're gonna lose anyway." It's so frustrating with what's going on right now, and the more frustrated and scared people get, then the more isolated they get as well. That’s what I wanted to explore in this film: showing that we're doing the opposite of what we should! And I get it: we're all afraid. But we shouldn't close our doors and our windows and look the other way, ignoring problems and keeping the status quo.

Do you think that kind of debilitating fear has always been that prevalent, or is it truly intensified now? 

It seems like it, what with with England leaving the EU—something that was created after WWII for solidarity and the ideas of "let’s be together as one" and "no more wars". Even in Denmark, several people have talked about it. So it's like, fuuuuck! I'm getting super scared about what's happening right now. In 1968, the youth was rebelling, but now when I talk to my friends who have steady jobs, they're all too afraid to do something. They're like, "yeah, but I have my bills to pay, someone else will do it." It's the idea of so many people feeling so helpless, as if one voice isn't going to make any change. In terms of that, I feel like it has gone downhill. At least back then, they were a little bit more like, "fuck the system, let's do something!"

I'm doubting myself, too, and that's also why I made the film; it's a way of asking, "what am I doing myself?" What else could I actually do for my society?

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Your focus is less on the crime and more on the witnesses' lives, including their possible reasoning for acting the way they did. But more than anything it felt like the focus was on the children of the witnesses. Why did you portray the case from this perspective?

I don't believe anyone is born evil, or racist, or anything like that. We're taught those norms and the rules of society. So with the kids, I wanted to show that they lost their innocence that night because of the adults, not because of the murder. The adults took it away from them, so they grew up that night. And the children are the adults in the film: they know what's going on outside, and they know that their parents are not happy in their relationships, and they try to get the parents to talk.

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Much like the Stanford prison experiment, the bystander effect is much more about how we as humans behave under pressure, in certain situations. What's your personal fascination with that kind of behavior?

I want to make films like 37 to try to change our behavior, but at the same time, I am proving in the film that we can't change our behaviour as a society. This is how we act as a group. You see lights being turned off and on in the other apartments, and the mentality is, why should I do something when someone else can instead? It's trying to get a liiiittle bit out of that mentality, but that whole social psychology aspect of it - like the Stanford prison experiment - it's something I'm just so fascinated by. It's so easy to manipulate kids. If they hear a certain thing at home, then they're going to grow up with that influence. That's scary as well - not to freak out young parents - but it is easy to impress values onto kids.

Do you think it's different for kids now, in that respect, than it would have been back then? With the exposure of the internet, television and everything?

Well, even at that time they talked about how overwhelming the media was. They didn't know what was real or what wasn't, with the commercials and the TV shows they saw. We are more used to it by now, but I feel like I personally still prefer reading the newspaper; when I watch news on the television, all these images just flash in and out, whereas if I'm reading my newspaper it's more like, ok, this shit is real.

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There's been a lot of criticism about the way that women are victimized and ignored in today's society, especially when there are crimes committed against them. Did that have a say in your perspective of the film? In the film it's mostly the witnesses and not so much Kitty, the victim, that's the focus.

I thought that if I made a film about a woman walking home alone at night, and something happened, people would say, "oh my god, this is horrible"… but then the discussion would stop. I feel like I had to be a little bit provocative in terms of using the witnesses' points of view. I wanted people to talk about what happened to her and what happened that night afterwards.

I also wanted to explore the role of being a woman within the film, because I found it to be such a challenge writing a film set in the mid-60s, where the ordinary woman wouldn't just end up being a wife. It's easy to have the man be the active character, but when I read the script - as female director - I could see that many of the women could quickly end up being the "wife" rather than a main character. I had to teach myself to be aware of it; and it's strange, because you actually sort of adapt to that way of thinking. I especially wanted Joyce, the mother in the African-American family, to have more screen time and be more outspoken. I wanted her to talk back to her husband, even though that was a no-go at the time, and to be outspoken rather than just being the underdog.

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She's definitely a proactive character. She's thinking ahead of her time and outside of the box, not wanting her son to be put in a stereotypical box of how a man should be.

Yes, and then you have the opposite in another family, where the mother is also the active one - but she wants to stay in this bubble. She likes playing pretend, and thinks too much about what the neighbors are going to think.

In your portrayal, you highlight the diversity amongst the residents of the building in Queens, where this took place. How do you see the diversity of a group playing a role in the situation?

I wanted to make a film about something that could happen in any neighborhood. In New York, you can usually tell who people are just by knowing where they live, and the same goes for Copenhagen. When I tell people that I live in Vesterbro, they immediately have an idea of who I am; people have just become quite divided. It's a bit absurd. It was actually easier for me to recognize this in making the film, because I was seeing this separation more clearly, as an outsider living in New York.

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What's your take on the documentary The Witness that Kitty's brother Billy Genovese wrote and narrated? The angle of the documentary was that the media had exaggerated a lot of the details from the case, and that there hadn't actually been 37 witnesses.

The reason why I chose to call the film 37, with the tagline "37 Saw Murder and Didn't Call the Police" (the original New York Times headline from 1964) was partly because it's such a specific number. How could they ever have known? The certainty of that number is a criticism in itself; it would have been difficult to be certain of it to begin with. I mean, obviously they knew that something was going on, but according to the witness testimonies that were used to create the characters, there had only been two actual eyewitnesses. The remaining witnesses were ear witnesses. I decided to call the film 37 because the press made all the witnesses seem like monsters who enjoyed watching a woman being murdered. But I wanted to show their personal struggles and individual reasoning for not getting more involved than they did, and why some of these people might feel too intimidated by their place in society to get involved in a police matter. The number of witnesses has been debated so much that I just wanted to – not defend them – but at least paint an image of what could have been going on that night.

Have you had any response from the Genovese family?

I've only been in touch with Kitty's uncle, who was the one who identified her after the murder. He wished me good luck with the film before we started shooting, and gave the blessing of the family, which was important.

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It's still such a passionate and infamous case for a lot of people. We were impressed that your film didn't sensationalize it, like many other depictions have.

It's funny you mention that, because that has divided the audience in the US. Some people love the fact that we tweaked the point of view to be more critical of today's society, while others wanted a more factual, documentary-style take on it. As a filmmaker it's quite fun and interesting to get a debate going like this.

That's the thing; you wouldn't have gotten the same debate going on if you had just made some sort of version of the documentary.

Yes, and I also feel like you should entertain an audience to make them forget what they're watching, and then have the debate afterwards. I would have lost them if they had to sit and get through the facts at the same time. I'd rather give them a certain feeling in their stomach that they're going to remember later on.

With a film like this, it definitely leaves that pit in your stomach for a long time. Thanks, Puk. 

Catch '37' at CPH PIX on Thursday, Nov 3 or Sunday, Nov 7. Tickets here. 


Watch the Ladies Crush It in the #laaxisniceyo Video Series

This fall, LAAX is presenting a seven-chapter video series that covers pretty much all aspects that make LAAX nice, yo!

So what exactly does that entail? Just about anything you’d expect from a freestyle resort. You'll see an endless playground of backcountry terrain and powder runs, offering fresh mountain air and smiles all around. You'll see countless miles of perfectly-prepared pistes to cruise and carve on. Other than landscape eye candy of the award-winning snow park, you'll also get to know their sharp crew—specifically the notorious P60 run and its cast of colourful characters.

Chapter four of the #laaxisniceyo video series is all about their local crew of ladies. On any given day, these girls can be found lapping the P60 park run, hiking rails, or just cruising around the resort - and as you can see in this chapter, they're absolutely crushing it throughout. There isn't an obstacle in the park they won't destroy with heaps of style and mad skills. Attention boys: there's a thing or two you can learn about "pole dancing" from these ladies, so play close attention and take notes!

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Celia Petrig, Franziska Ettlin, Nadine Müller, Aurelia Amrein, Stéphanie Kauert, Isabella Groenestein, Nina Hochholdinger, Barbara Hanisch, Sina Candrian & Joelle Juchli

Watch Artist Alexa Meade Turn Real People Into 2D Paintings

Art isn't necessarily what you see, but what you make others see. This is very much put into action by artist Alexa Meade, who goes about her art in an unconventional way in terms of canvas and style. By playing mostly with shadows to flatten out the realistic appearance of her subjects, she's bending peoples perception of reality by mixing painting with real life.

The biggest contrast appears when she implements her painted 2D subjects into the real world, making them walking, talking and breathing portraits that will make you question whether or not you've entered another dimension.

Have a look for yourself and be prepared for the alternate reality of 2D people in a 3D world:

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Shredders Nora Vasconcellos and Lizzie Armanto Kill It At Vans Pro Skate In Malmö

A few months ago, the Vans Pro Skate Parks Series - one of the most prestigious skateboarding championships in the world - held their final championship in Malmö. Given that we're a bunch of skate nerds, we decided to pop over—and ended up catching up with two of our favourite shredders,  Nora Vasconcellos and Lizzie Armanto. For those of you still in the dark about them, Nora's a 23 year old bundle of skate power with a sense of humour that'll leave you in stitches. She's one of the world's most hyped skateboarders right now, and same goes for Lizzie Armanto: considered one of the world's top ten female skateboarders, she's been the name on everyone's lips for a while now. Luckily, the two sat down with us, messed around and told us why it sucks to be called a girl skateboarder.  Check it out.


These Graffiti Grandmas Prove That Age Is Just A Number

There's a graffiti crew on the scene that's all over the streets of Lisbon, and they're not your usual youngsters. This team of street art lovers, also known as LATA 65, is here to prove to everyone that age stereotypes will be crushed, one spray can at a time.

LATA 65 is a Portugal-based workshop that has turned seniors (ages ranging anywhere between 59-90) into street artists by providing them with not only the right tools, location and equipment but also with support and an easygoing environment— letting them dive headfirst into becoming street artists themselves.

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While organizing a street art festival, the founder of the project, Lara Seixo Rodrigues, noticed older people were just as interested as their younger counterparts.

“They were our companions at all hours, day and night, asking us questions about how it was done and commenting on what the paintings represented," she told The Guardian. "I realised there was a real interest in street art among this age group.”

Lara's workshops begin in the classroom with the history of street art, moving on to teach students how to cut stencils, perfect technique and make up a tag. The workshop culminates in a group trip to a designated wall, donated by the Lisbon city council’s Galeria de Arte Urbana, where they get to practice their painting skills legally.

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The workshop and education that comes with it don't  just function as a pleasurable pastime:  it's just as well a step towards living longer for the pensioners involved. Considering that studies prove lack of creative activity can severely decrease ones mental health, any stimulating activity such as drawing, writing, playing games or solving complex puzzles can be seen as a step towards decreasing mental illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's. The fact that this mental stimulation is built around camaraderie and urban art is just the cherry on top.

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Lara says that LATA 65 was initially meant to be a one-off workshop, but she was amazed by the enthusiasm and creativity of her students and knew she wanted to carry on. She decided that she wanted to continue to run the workshops and have Lisbon's senior citizens continue to share their passion for urban art. Hopefully, projects like these will continue making creative stimulation a habit more than the exception when it comes to activities for seniors.


FLOCK's 'Picnic Posse' Line is a Fresh Breath Of Psychedelic Air

Of all the outworn and unadventurous phrases out there, "black is the new black" is probably the worst one—which is why we're thrilled we discovered a new brand swiftly proving that overused statement wrong.

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FLOCK's psych-tribal-digital collection 'Picnic Posse' is all about hypnotizing, in-your-face and bold patterns. Considering we're about to enter the season of identical navy coats and black everything, the whole thing offers a much-needed break from the eternally earth-toned clothes dominating the Scandinavian streets.

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Siff Pristed & Emilie Carlsen, the Danish textile designer duo behind the brand, have combined fairly simple and minimalistic shapes with trippy and complex digital patterns, creating pieces that can be mixed and matched within the collection. "Inspired by our present time, where the differences within genders and cultures dissolve, the collection emerges in the contrast between the simple functional shapes and the complexity of the digitally printed textiles," they explain.

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The contemporary reality the designers are talking about is emphasized in the unorthodox mix of shapes and colors, but also in their refreshing emphasis on gender fluidity. These clothes will look good on almost anyone—and even if the style isn't exactly your cup of digital tea, you can still enjoy the fact that the world has become one colorful and playful brand richer.

Photos by Balder Skånström-Bo

Make-up by Yunah Rädecker

Stylist: Nanna Rosenfeldt-Olsen

Models: Ronja Falk, Unique Models & Jesper Tønder Christiansen

Graphic design by Laura Silke

How to Make Summer Last Forever, Courtesy of Post Details

The inevitable threat of fall is slowly breathing down our necks, which means clinging on to the heat, summer and boozy vacation vibes is getting more difficult. We need every trick in the book to keep those winter coats at bay for a little bit longer. Enter Post Details: the brand that will let you hold on to the summery vibes of beach life and casual lounging around.

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With a name like "Stay Tropical", which sounds more like a stay-positive mantra than the name of a new clothing collection, the new FA16 designs pretty much transport you back to days of sunburns, aperol spritz's and nights that never seem to end.

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Post Details was born in 2012 when Danijel Stankovic and Martin Ottosson decided to put their heads together to create fun and light leisurewear. They have always had a gender-less attitude towards their designs—and as far as "Stay Tropical" goes, that attitude is growing even more fun and playful. "We're a bit tired of the plus 35 year old bearded men trying to stay tropical, so we wanted to bring some fresh air into this," they told us.

After all, a fresh feeling is essential for staying in a tropical vibe. Considering the pastel-coloured and effortlessly fun collection, that's exactly the feeling we get from the latest from Post Details.

You can shop their styles here.