For our last online article before the summer, staff writer Kathina Mehring dissects how the wellness industry puts a price on health and intrinsically links it to consumerism and capitalism.
Sweden’s first Holocaust Museum: an interview with Director Katherine Hauptman
This summer, the first Swedish Holocaust museum in Stockholm will welcome visitors. Staff writer Tanyalak Thongyoojaroen interviewed its Director, Katherine Hauptmann, about the museum’s role in preserving historical memory and the need to discuss Sweden’s actions during the war.
How Not to Cover the Fight Against the Islamic State
Early this year, a ten-day riot broke out inside a prison located in the Northeast of Syria, which holds thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees. The prison is run by the Autonomous administration of North and East Syria and controlled by its military, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). This complex conflict involves the international coalition against the Islamic State led by the United States and its ally Turkey. Staff writer Johannes Malmgren highlights the role of international media to avoid simplifying it as an ethnic conflict between the IS and the SDF.
From Parasite to Squid Game – How South Korea has become a global pop-culture success story
How did South Korea become such a giant in the movie industry? Utblick writer Laura Sakhong interviews Erik Mobrand, associate professor in Korean Studies at Seoul National University to find out.
Commodifying feminism: the rise and fall of the girlboss
Staff writer Kathina Mehring discusses the neo-liberal connotations in the recent rise of girlboss-feminism.
Propaganda as a “language” of communication
What is propaganda and how can it be understood? In this longer read, Enlight analyst Heghine Aleksanyan disseminates the term and the literature about it.
Criticism as a vocation
The creation of meaning in relation to art is not simply created by the artist or the curator. In this article, Enlight analyst Marine Khachatryan outlines the important role of the art critic.
Work From Anywhere
A remote, digitalised workforce became a norm in several countries during the covid pandemic. However, what are the challenges to continue this trend even after the pandemic subsides?
The complex truth behind your flowers: Problems with the global cut flower industry
Vilma Ellemark writes about what is behind the fragrant bouquets at florists and supermarkets, and what consumers can do for those working in the global supply chain of cut flowers.