Like the flare of a match, fresh inspiration burns bright. Discover the Sparks ignited by our print issue of Strike and the paths they lit.

What does a spark make you think of?

A physical match, striking? The metaphorical start of something new? Illumination, energy, potential?

For us, it’s all of these and more. It’s where the name ‘Strike’ originally came from, and how we feel after each issue of the magazine we write. So for our first print issue, we wanted to celebrate the sparks that happen when creative minds meet and conversations set synapses firing.

That’s what you’ll find in this collection of stories. For each feature in the print issue, we’ve created a Spark that connects to it – other stories, sounds, ideas or interactions the feature ignited in its creation, that we want to share.

Each is fascinating in its own right, but to get the full experience, and to discover which features these sparks relate to, buy a print copy and Follow the Spark to see what, where and how our conversations have kindled…

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In this Issue

  • LISTEN: Angeline Morrison tells the stories behind her Sorrow Songs
  • READ: 15-minute cities IRL: what, where, how?
  • LISTEN: Tune into a different kind of jazz playlist
  • READ: AI is coming for us, or is it?
  • LOOK: Ellen Paige Leach portfolio
  • READ: Shooting from the hip: big ideas for big planet problems



  • Hazel Beevers
  • Paul Dicken
  • Helen Gilchrist
  • Clare Howdle
  • Sravya Raju
  • Ellie Russell
  • Dave Waller
  • Adaje Associates
  • Bedrock Real Estate
  • Hazel Beevers
  • Meagan Boyd/ Movementt
  • James Wallace Black (Library of Congress Prints & Photographs)
  • Elise Brown
  • Clean Ocean Sailing
  • Paul Dicken
  • Peach Doble
  • Helen Gilchrist
  • Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos
  • Rachel Hayden
  • Adam Hill
  • Matthew Hill
  • Ellen Paige Leach
  • Moritz Nähr
  • Penguin
  • Random Institute
  • Ellie Russell
  • Nicolas Scordia
  • Victoria State Government
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • Kamasi Washington
  • We Are Possible
  • Sunny Wu

Stories from this issue