Huck Issue 71 - Autumn /Winter Issue

Huck is inspired by DIY culture, featuring people who make you think, who challenge the system, who strike out on their own. Packed with intelligent journalism and stunning photography, it covers the people and the places that are shaping culture all over the world.

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5 Min.
time to resist

But this kind of thinking plays right into the hands of the ruling forces upholding the status quo. In response, writer Nathalie Olah is issuing a rallying cry. A better future is possible – and it all starts with the radical act of imagination. I’ve considered lots of ways of opening this piece that didn’t include a clichéd mention of Thomas More’s Utopia. The word begins with More after all, and its protagonist, an island of the same name, remains inescapable as the most famous instance of an imagined, idealised society. But More’s Utopia is also obsolete, positing slavery among several other ideas that sit squarely outside present-day morality. In this sense, it serves to remind us of the fallibility in all people – our blind spots and oversights – as well…

4 Min.

Provincetown has been offering shelter for centuries. A small town perched on the end of a sandbar jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, it was here that the Mayflower Pilgrims first came ashore in the winter of 1620. The 20th century brought poets and painters, drawn to the natural beauty and unique light. And when the great and the good of Greenwich Village descended every summer like a royal court procession, they transformed a sleepy fishing town into a hotbed of creativity and self-expression. By the time photographer Joel Meyerowitz arrived during the summer of 1976, the likes of Andy Warhol and John Waters were already regular fixtures. “Provincetown was a real party town,” he remembers. “There was always an electricity in the air.” Having spent a decade making his name as a…

10 Min.
school’s out

The year was 1968, and cities across the world were burning. In Paris, people took to the streets, occupying factories and universities: at one point, nearly 22 per cent of the population was on strike. Demonstrations followed in Berlin and Rome, as well as in cities across the US, Pakistan, Mexico and Brazil. Police violence, racism, the rights of women, the Vietnam War, an emerging ecological crisis, state repression, authoritarian governments: dissatisfaction had been bubbling for years in innumerable quarters. The riots and protests were a tangible howl of revolt. This was civil unrest on a global scale. But in London, amid the occupations and marches that were sweeping the rest of the world, another movement was emerging: a self-organised university, free from the constraints and conservative ideals of those elitist,…

6 Min.
new radical

Katherine Paul would like to make one thing clear from the very beginning: she had a normal, happy childhood. “I’ve read so many interviews with musicians and they’re so angsty, like, ‘Ugh, my dad took my guitar away and it was so rough,” she says with a laugh, rolling her eyes for effect. “But I had the opposite. I had a really supportive and encouraging and beautiful upbringing.” Best known as Portland-based artist Black Belt Eagle Scout – a self-identifying radical, queer, indigenous feminist – Katherine, 30, grew up on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation in northwest Washington State. A “magical” place covered in cedar trees and evergreens, bordered by the Salish Sea, it saw her surrounded by music from an early age. As a kid, she would accompany her…

11 Min.
higher than the sun

It was a crowning moment for the Brazilian surfer, one that saw her shattering a world record in the process. So what came next? Maya Gabeira has come a long way since she first picked up the board as a curious 14-year-old in Brazil. After all, this is the surfer who, in January 2018, conquered a mammoth 68-foot wave at Nazaré, in Portugal, setting a new world record in the process. Today, it remains by far the biggest wave ridden by a woman. It’s also about 60ft bigger than most surfers will ever ride in their lives. Before then, Maya had already cemented her position as one of the big names in international surfing, taking on the world’s primo big breaks – including Dungeons (Cape Town), Mavericks (California) and Jaws (Hawaii). Within…

4 Min.
stop ecocide

In 1972, Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme was responsible for the first prominent use of the term ‘ecocide’, adopting it to describe the catastrophic environmental damage sustained during the Vietnam War. Speaking at the United Nations’ first major environmental conference, he stressed the need for a global approach when it came to protecting the environment. While the term was picked up again and discussed throughout the drafting of the Rome Statute – the treaty that established the International Criminal Court – during the ’90s, it was removed as a crime from the final draft at the behest of four states: the UK, US, Netherlands and France. While the statute has since been amended (once, in 2010, when ‘Crimes of Aggression’ was added), ecocide has never been made an international crime. Polly Higgins,…