ekō issue 6: We Cannot Walk Alone

  • Natalie Galvau
  • Josh Croll
  • Giulia Ciccolella

What an amazing opportunity to collaborate with the wonderful team at @counterpointsarts ✨ Thank you to everyone involved for their ongoing support - ekō is so blessed to have such a positive and talented community!! To purchase a copy of ekō issue 6 or see some of our past issues, visit: ekozineonline.com

Ekō magazine was founded as a social and political platform for storytelling and creativity.

It is a means of exercising freedom of expression and bringing together the voices of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, volunteers and activists within the wider community.

By facilitating conversation and storytelling, ekō magazine encourages reflection on ideas and assumptions surrounding common social injustices, primarily the so-called ‘refugee crisis’.

We, at ekō magazine, believe that the opportunity to share stories is beneficial in so far as it gives voice to those who would otherwise go voiceless and it educates those of which only understand a limited portion of the reality of what is happening as a result of those injustices.

Website: www.ekozineonline.com
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For editorial enquiries, email: eko.zine@gmail.com
For article and illustration submissions, go to: www.ekozineonline.com/submissions
To subscribe online, go to: www.ekozineonline.com/community
As acting Editor, Art Director, Content Creator and Treasurer, I am constantly working across many disciplines. My organisational skills, time management and ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently have facilitated me in meeting publishing deadlines with a polished end product and has seen me produce 5 issues and a website within the year since ekō was founded. My role as Founding Member and Art Director has meant I have built the foundations of the project from the initial idea, creating the entire brand identity and aesthetic to compliment the ekō ethos of inclusion and accessibility. Two of my biggest challenges to date has been to explore the boundaries of editorial design to accommodate three languages and establish credibility to progress as a valued NGO. This task required me to research the behaviours of Arabic and Persian typography and print, as well as adapt it in a way which sits harmoniously with English print. While I am still exploring the fundamentals of trilingual editorial design, the way in which I have been publishing the issues so far has proved successful. Multiple charity organisations (including Refugee Week UK and Counterpoints Arts) have approached us with the offers of collaboration. While the magazine has been successful so far, I recognise that the publication is accommodating for three different cultures and languages (all of which are constantly shape shifting and evolving) and my editorial design must work and develop alongside that.


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