Chinese students on the complex reality of life in London
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How Barcelona’s charities are giving the city’s homeless women a new lease of life
New York’s homelessness problem has its roots in the American welfare system
Systemic barriers make integration a struggle for Toronto’s economic migrants
Restrictive audition processes at some of the UK’s top drama schools highlight elitism in British acting
By Melissa Johnson In London, it’s that time of the night. Even in a city that never sleeps there is a loophole time when young explorers can camouflage themselves within the
Two students’ secret relationship exposes their home country’s conservative attitudes towards homosexuality
Are Ecuador’s indigenous cultural traditions being lost to tourism and modernity?
The city’s housing emergency is leaving squatters and immigrants without homes
How sex has become big business in the Spanish city
Migrant mothers tell their stories about leaving their nearest and dearest when going to another country and the harsh challenges that come with it
Brands have long been capitalising on ‘cool’ culture, but their foray into the street art scene is dividing the movement
We asked students in art and design courses around the world about their favourite workspaces and the cities they live in
Three different stories of young buskers in the city
We hear from a former Muslin about why he transitioned out Islam despite the risk of death and rejection from his friends, family and community.
What we hear is as important as what we see in shaping our impressions of the urban environment
How my family’s funeral business set out to revolutionise attitudes to death in the Philippines
Waste is a growing concern in Spain—one that the country is slowly tackling
European students share their experiences of living in London
Kaye Sotomi, founder of the Chop Chop hair salon, considers the future of her industry
Can a city be its own brand? Should it? The answer is not as simple as it seems
Once the finest restaurant in Romania, Casa Capsa has fallen into neglect
The planet is in trouble but are enough of us engaged with the climate crisis to make a fundamental change?
Artefact meets Muslim Sisterhood, a London-based collective who are hoping to change the way young Muslim women are represented.
We talk to Niki Richards, co-founder of Organa Beauty & Wellbeing, a multi-brand retailer and distributor of organic and natural products.
Artefact explores the importance of film restoration and preservation with the BBC’s Restoration team.
Warehouses open their doors for ‘The Yellow House’ charity fundraiser, offering creative workshops, music and drinks.
A current cultural phenomenon in cafés is millennial pink, however it goes much deeper than that, as we explore money making aesthetics.
Artefact explores the re-emergence of the Flat Earth Society to discover what is behind this cultural phenomenon.
Artefact spoke with LION to find out more about the new single “Fiction”
We talk to developers and publishers about the rise in physical releases of indie games, and risks companies face to deliver them to consumers.
Artefact learns how unpaid fashion internships are creating a discriminatory industry and a miserable workforce.
The death of Daphne Caruana Galizia calls into question the safety of journalists fighting for freedom of expression.
Was the Channel 4 series a worthy attempt to explore new territory or a shabby way of stirring up controversy?
How the battle for gay rights in Italy began in the 1970s with a brave, cross-dressing intellectual.
Artists and school students tell stories of Britain’s feminist pioneers
The Posh Club is a weekly social club for older people styled as a 1940s glamour afternoon tea party. The social club started out in Hackney by the arts enterprise, homo-social honky-tonk and performance club Duckie.
Artefact looks into the hot-topic debate of gender-neutral toilets. ‘The bathroom in your home is, by default, gender neutral.’
Why women’s magazine feminism is a tool of neoliberalism
According to Spain’s national federation of lesbians, gays, transsexuals and bisexuals, half of young members of the LGBTQI community are bullied at school.
Artefact meets new band Castells and finds out how they’re making their way into the competitive music industry.
A group of Spanish sex workers fight for their rights
Artists and performers K-HOLE ANKKH use painting and performance to create and promote a world free of binaries and gender expectations
A pioneering exhibition of female art in Los Angeles is recalled by its participants four decades on
Female artists find inspiration in the bodies
How drag queens in Barcelona use make-up and costume to express their creativity
A photography project documents and supports victims of street harassment
After the referendum and an election, Artefact visits Barcelona to hear how people feel about the region’s political uncertainty.
Artefact meets a new partnership who are investigating the links between homelessness and Islam.
This short documentary gets the view from behind the counter of some of South London’s off-licenses.