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.
Astrid Swan went to Flow 2018 to see Patti Smith, Lauryn Hill, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many other wonderful women do their magic. In this fake interview with Patti Smith, she imagines a phone conversation ahead of Smith’s appearance at Flow.
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This is a talk Astrid Swan gave at Creative Mornings Helsinki on January 26th. She discusses anxiety as fuel which drives her everyday being and her new role as a chronically ill memoirist at the age of 36.... Read more
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
It has been a year since One Quart Magazine started to publish online. To celebrate this milestone co-founders Nick Triani and Astrid Swan discuss what they have learned, what lies ahead and what they are struggling with.... Read more
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
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
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
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