BUM Edition 1 themed as Common explores things, objects and places we use everyday. The issue contains a wide range of articles and artworks by architects, artists critics and curators based both in Finland and internationally. Contributors in BUM Edition 1 include:
- Markus Holste, Finnish Interior Architect, based in Helsinki
- Charlotte Smith, British Architectural Designer, based in London
- Mimi McPartlan, American Spatial Designer, based in Helsinki
- Andra Antone, Romanian Architect, based in Newcastle
- Lara Chapman, Australian Curator, based in London
- Hikari Nishida, French-Japanese Visual Artist, based in Helsinki
- Signe Cygan, Danish Visual Artist, based in Aarhus.
The front doors of apartments in Finland do not have door handles. Rather, the door is opened by inserting the key and pulling it, allowing the weight of the door to do most of the work (…) A door without a handle, becomes a wall-by-proxy to anyone other than the keeper of the key. Although no less accessible, it seems immediately less welcoming than a handled door, or one equipped with a plus doorknob replete with knocker, inviting visitors to announce themselves. It is tempting to try and extrapolate these differences into key signifiers of various national psyches, but really they are just evidence of the endless, and joyful, variation that can be found amongst objects we rarely appreciate.
– Lee Marable, Editorial, BUM Edition 1
The magazine is printed using a risograph duplicator – a Japanese press which uses vibrant soy-based inks on uncoated paper – in a limited edition (presently 100 individually numbered copies). This idiosyncratic method makes each print unique and gives the publication a distinct graphic identity.
For more information, please visit bumeditions.com.
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