ALEX ZAFIRIS           


Hello and welcome. I am a writer and editor with a focus on culture and the arts.

I am the writer-in-residence at Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM), where I created and run a new journal, Maquette. It lives both online and in print, and serves as an archive in motion to track the projects, research, experiments, and events that make up the interdisciplinary discourse of the students and faculty. There is a strong focus on technology, architecture, language, and future casting. See a write-up in the Yale Daily News.

- Issue 3, “Serendipity,” includes interviews with Ian Cheng, Keller Easterling, and Balarama Heller, and work by Lisa Kereszi, Jace Clayton a.k.a. /DJ rupture, Hayal Pozanti, Anahita Vossoughi, and much more –– available online and in print. NEW!

- Issue 2, “Re-orientation,” includes interviews with Nora N. Khan and Sarah Oppenheimer and is available online and in print (sold out). 

- Issue 1, “001,” is available online (scroll down! It is below Issue 2). 

I also provide editorial services and consulting for individuals on a freelance basis. I have an extensive and varied background as a print and digital content creator, which includes journalism, story-telling, strategy, team building and management, budget and production restructuring, and sourcing new talent. Clients include: The Jewish Museum, NYU (MAGNET), Tudum (Netflix), ThreeAsFour, Egon Zehnder, Mana Contemporary, Tanya Selvaratnam, HERE Arts, Cramer Art Gallery & Publishing, Harper Collins, AllDayEveryDay, Sweden Unlimited, and BOND/360.

As a writer, I have contributed to BOMB, Guernica, The New York Times, Mixte (Paris), Observer, Nowness, Mother Tongue, and The Paris Review.

As an editor, I have worked with Romance, Guernica, Osmos, Immaterial, Tokion, Paper, Topic, Time Out Paris, and the United Nations. I am an elected member of PEN America.



Maquette journal NEW!
An archive in motion

Romance journal
A state of feeling 

Guernica magazine
Art and politics

Osmos magazine
The use and abuse of photography
Immaterial journal
Performance and multidisciplinary practice, Marina Abramović Institute (MAI)

Tokion magazine

Paper magazine

Topic magazine
Themes & dreams

Time Out magazine
Summer in Paris

photo by Oliver O’Hanlon