Sirene

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SIRENE #14

Sirene is a magazine tailored for those people who feel close to the sea even when they are far away from it. 

Large recycled paper pages, rough and porous as only salt water stains can be, large white spaces, pure as a sea horizon, and page-turner stories that will put you on the same wave-length with a surging community looking at the oceans as the intersection of the planet’s destinies. 

The paper is made from algae, to make use of excess algal blooms from lagoons at risk. For every half kilo of fresh algae, a kilo of wood is saved. The entire productive process has been scrupulously thought out to attain minimal environmental impact.

32x23.8 cm / 100 pages / printed on paper made of algae

ISSUE 14 FEATURES

 

Saving Ningaloo

Tim Winton, Australian writer, surfer and environmentalist, in a rare interview, tells us how he fights to protect Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf, a remote stretch of coastline on the Indian Ocean.

 

Lightships

Moored in the most despairing shoals of the Atlantic, consigned to
a motionless wait, they endured a destiny contrary to their seafaring nature. 

 

Gregorio Paltrinieri: the Blue Beyond the Swim Lane

We met Olympic swimming champion Gregorio Paltrinieri, who found new energy and rediscovered himself in open water swimming.

 

Surfmobiles

Surfmobiles, legendary cars that have left their mark on the lives of generations of surfers.

 

Ponza

An island where salt water has played with the volcanic tufa for millions of years, creating extra terrestrial landscapes.

 

Ernest Shackleton

100 years after the death of Ernest Shackleton, we chose eight things from the legacy of the celebrated explorer – things that will make us proud to be like him.  

 

In Rousteau’s Sea

Somewhere in the Coral Sea, Paul Rousteau managed to embark on a “second navigation”, between nature and the world of ideas.

 

The Enclave of the Barquette

Anse du Pharo is one of those places where Marseille, though a French city, remembers that it is also a Mediterranean port. 

 

Ama Fisherwomen

The glowing beauty of the Ama, Japanese waterwomen who spent their days diving and gathering what the sea provided, portrayed in the timeless words and images of Fosco Maraini.

 


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