Artefact_#2When Gregor Samsa woke up in the classic Kafka novel Metamorphosis, he found himself changed into a “monstrous insect”. The novella tells the story of a man transformed and slowly adapting to his new condition.

In our first issue we’re playing around with the idea of metamorphosis: how people, places and even machines are changing, we have some great stories for you to read on the go or snuggled up on the sofa at home.

We examine the transformation of Brixton market. How the ‘trendification’ of the market has altered the surrounding area, and how many believe the market has lost its sense of community.

There’s an intimate photo essay that provides a glimpse into the lives of young people in Greece affected by its ongoing economic affliction, as well as an in depth look at tensions in Calais caused by the presence of 2,000 migrants who are stuck there, dreaming of a better life in the UK.

We’re reviewing film, music and restaurants and our 20 gigs under £20 tells you about the best concerts to go to in November.

Artefact will be distributed around all the UAL colleges and various cafes, shops and tube stations around London.


Cover photo by Ted Lamb