Depesha Vol: 5 —



Future is humanity's most crucial resource. The desire to control our own potential motivates us to discover and to wage wars; it maintains the balance between our creative and destructive urges. Cave paintings, archaeological discoveries, museum artifacts, library collections - all testify to our obsession with the future. The defining historical figures - always les enfants terribles - continue to write their radical manifestos, the mise-en-scene for our future. What awaits us, one and all? A bright utopia or the apocalypse? The fifth anniversary volume of depesha tries to escape trivial duality of the soothsaying industry.

Humanity has traded in its magical ball for a plethora of sensors - but the exponentially fragmented information is unable to offe r our imagination any guarantees. The future is a life's terminal game. Science stands at the precipice beyond which natural selection becomes artificial; where virtual reality, supermaterials, and bionics wrestle the steering wheel away from nature. Democratization of ways to access the most innovative technologies help art destroy the boundaries that divide spheres of influence. Never before was the future so multidimensional.

However, time moves inexorably forward: neo-futurism, futurism, post-futurism. The intricate spiral of history shifts between cycles of meta-states: war and peace, progress and recession, liberation and enslavement. Humanity is doomed to spend eternity in search of a "lifestyle." Stasis is impossible. Fashion is the perfect "future-proof" medium because it exists simultaneously in our subconscious and subsists the daily reality. Fashion is the archaeology of prophecies. What will be cannot be without what was. depesha vol. 5 archives the zeitgeist: a cross-section of impressions and expectations offe red by characters that have been personally involved in significant transformations of our time. "The Future". Once all the words and images have been collected, only one thing remains: To anxiously wait.

    Depesha Vol: 5 –
    August 2011 484 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Stella Melomedman THE LITTLE ONE BIONIC ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN PARALLEL UNIVERSE ETERNAL VALUES MUGLER, ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, PRADA, MARY KATRANTZOU, ALEXANDER WANG PLONGEE PROFONDE RETROPROSPECTIVE AMAZON YVES SAINT LAURENT, HAIDER ACKERMANN, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN TRANSFORMATIONS
    Editor In Chief –
    Stephan Rahim Rabimov
    Fashion Editor –
    Stella Melomedman
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Our Take —



DEPESHA is a contemporary Russian expatriate culture magazine at the intersection of fashion, art, literature, and modernity.  Founded by Stephan R. Rabimov in 2005, and published twice a year in New York, DEPESHA is a bilingual, highly curated, limited edition “bookzine,” aimed at “inspiring people to read”.

With the newly launched DEPESHA.com, the magazine is now bringing that same cutting-edge and ground-breaking ethos to the Web.  DEPESHA.com’s unique mix of unrivalled editorial, world-beating fashion, original photography and illustration, audio, video and social interactivity provides readers the engaging experience of a magazine combined with the immediacy of the Web, elevating the user experience beyond the printed word.

Categories –
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Website –
depesha.com