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Branch magazine call for contributions open

The next issue of Branch will be released at the end of April 2024 and sets out to explore the theme finding beauty in the imperfect. The call for contributions is open until Tues 27th Feb, and we hope to hear from you!

Our most collaborative issue yet

Branch Magazine is an award-winning, online publication exploring what it means to be a technologist in a climate emergency. We’ve produced Branch on behalf of ClimateAction.Tech (CAT), a volunteer driven community of tech workers seeding climate action in companies, organisations and industries, since its inception in 2020.

Our aim is to make issue 8 our most collaborative edition yet.

Aside from our open call for contributions from all corners of the tech eco-system, we’re also working alongside the CAT community in the creation of the magazine. And there’s more! We have another ace up our sleeve.

We’re sharing the editorial of issue 8 between Hannah Smith, our Director of Ops, and the fantastic Marketa Benisek of Wholegrain Digital.

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With these three powerhouse organisations involved, issue 8 is set to be our most collaborative and exciting edition yet!

Why finding beauty in the imperfect?

Right now, it might feel like we’re heading towards a world where digital tech aspires to makes everything seemingly perfect. An ordered, frictionless world that operates blazingly fast to conveniently meet our physical needs.

But what do we lose as we strive for this “perfect” state? Who and what gets left behind? Does this notion of perfection cost us a beautiful and connected life? And how does the quest for perfection impact our ability to navigate the envitable trade-offs associated with creating a more sustainable, beautiful world?

There is no universal right or wrong answer – no perfect response to these questions. Issue 8 will explore answers in the context of “a just and sustainable internet”, “humane web” and much more.

You can read more on the theme in Branch’s open call.

We invite you to get involved

There are two ways to contribute.

  1. Quick – submit a reflection on what makes climate tech imperfectly beautiful to you.
  2. More involved – submit an idea for a full piece.

What we’re looking for

We want the issue’s final shape to include something for everyone and come from a diverse range of perspectives and voices. Ideally we’ll present a balance of pieces that span a range of content types, such as: 

Format: Audio – visual/art – written.

Length: Long – short.

Content style: Storytelling – factual – interviews – creative writing – instructional – opinion.

Voices: Single vs collective.

Other languages: Very welcome, but we’d like there to be an english translation for each piece – we can help with translation. 

You don’t have to be an experienced writer, nor work in tech, to put forward your perspective on the theme, finding beauty in the imperfect

All contributions are welcome and we’ll support successful submissions along the way. We can’t wait to see where you take the theme. 

Please share your ideas with us by Tues 27th Feb 2024.