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Astrid Swan

I am a co-founder, editor and a writer at One Quart Magazine. I am also a songwriter and a performer, with five albums under my belt and a sixth one on the way. I am currently writing a PhD in Helsinki University. I am passionate about feminism, writing, equality, the future, gender, beauty and buckwheat.

Role: Editor, Writer, Management

Articles: 25

Astrid's latest posts

Cats of Transnistria

Cats of Transnistria send postcards from a state between dreaming and being awake.

With their new single, Astrid Swan finds that Cats of Transnistria's perpetual dream state grows into a vast, echoing and melancholy poem about love. One Quart proudly brings you the Finnish premiere of 'Love' Read more

One Quart playlist: Cover Me in Comfort by Astrid Swan

This week's playlist is compiled by Astrid Swan with fragility and necessary comfort in mind. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: Deep End (1970)

In their latest review, Nick Triani and Astrid Swan both enjoy Jerzy Skolimowski’s stunning and rediscovered film Deep End, whilst struggling with the dark sexual themes on show. Read more

ingeborg oktober

The One Quart Interview with Ingeborg Oktober from Likholmen

Astrid Swan interviews Ingeborg Oktober from Norwegian audiovisual band Likholmen who play in Helsinki and Tampere this week. They discuss influences, lyrics, sound and feeling. Read more

frida hyvönen

The One Quart Interview with Frida Hyvönen

Ahead of Frida Hyvönen’s Helsinki performance on Tuesday 11th of April, Astrid Swan asks Frida about her latest album Kvinnor och Barn, making music as a mother, language and current inspirations. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: Midnight Special (2016)

Jeff Nichols' sci-fi story impresses Astrid Swan and Nick Triani in different ways. Midnight Special may seem familiar, but actually offers new ideas to a well worn genre. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Astrid Swan and Nick Triani watch Steve McQueen's powerful film 12 Years A Slave. In this review they discuss structural racism, the current sociopolitical climate and the alignment of art and politics. Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: La La Land

In this latest episode of Astrid Swan and Nick Triani’s movie review series, they experience La La Land, the much discussed Oscar-winning musical that stole their hearts (but not everybody's). Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: David Bowie – The Last Five Years (BBC)

A year on from his death the David Bowie tributes and appreciation keep growing. In the latest My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer, Astrid Swan and Nick Triani look at the BBC’s recent Bowie documentary. Read more

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

My Lawyer will Call Your Lawyer – Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) HBO

Astrid Swan and Nick Triani discuss mother-daughter relationships, the lure of Hollywood and the sudden passing of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. They review the new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie... Read more

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: 2016 in review

In the latest My Lawyer Will Call You Lawyer, Astrid Swan and Nick Triani look back on their favourite movies and TV series from 2016. Read more

The One Quart Interview with El Perro Del Mar

Astrid Swan sits down with El Perro Del Mar and discusses her new album KoKoro, feminism, cultural appropriation and motherhood. Read more

Manifesti/o -podcast

Manifesti/o 2: Maryan Abdulkarim #2016 hyvät/pahat

Maryan Abdulkarim ja Astrid Swan keskustelevat vuoden 2016 hyvistä ja pahoista asioista tässä artikkelissa, joka on kirjoitettu pieleen menneen podcastin muotoa muistellen Read more

A million reasons why I’m not writing

In this poetic essay Astrid Swan explores the possibilities of writing and the difficulty of putting pen to paper. Why hasn’t she published a novel yet? Read more

Manifesti/o

Manifesti/o-podcast: Stina Koistinen

Manifesti/o-podcast on Astrid Swanin haastattelusarja, jossa Astrid kutsuu keskusteluun erilaisia vieraita, joilta hän tiedustelee mitä heidän manifestissaan lukisi. Ensimmäisenä vieraana sarjassa haastatellaan... Read more

Haastattelussa: Hilla ja Inari

Tässä haastattelussa One Quartin uudet, nuoret ja viisaat podcast-tähdet vastaavat Astrid Swanin kysymyksiin tulevaisuudesta, vaikutteista ja huumorista, sekä antavat tyyli- ja tapahtumaennustuksensa vuodelle... Read more

A Star Is Born

My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: A Star Is Born (1976)

The latest My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer revisits one of Hollywood’s perennials, the seventies remake of the yet again soon-to-be-remade A Star Is Born. Read more

Flow Festival

Flow Festival 2016: being part of a utopian reality

Astrid Swan returns to her festival weekend experience discussing rock gods, masculinities, privilege, peace as an active human choice and being a fan of live instrumentation Read more

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