what is mnemotope?

mnemotope is our community magazine, the name of which comes from a term that’s used in writings about archaeological finds. a mnemotope is something (often historical) that compresses the viewer’s experience of time; allowing them to be in the period in which the object came to be, at the site when it was excavated and in the museum looking at it. 

mnemotope magazine takes that as its inspiration - it acts as a place in which lots of stories from across timelines and borders can sit together, and cultural memories can interact. it exists to create and hold the expression and knowledge of its diverse community, and because of this, the contents of the magazine are wonderfully varied; some confessional poetry, some hastily notated recipes, some fiction, some history, lots of other things, all submitted during our open call.


the reason we started the magazine is to gather and hold space for all voices from all backgrounds. we don't put restrictions on grammar, writing style or form, which traditional publishing often uses to exclude people from print. your stories, observations, drawings are just as important as any!! for our next open call, empty your sketchbooks your notes apps your box of letters under the bed your voice and your stories are so lovely on paper, and so very necessary too




mnemotope issue 005

the fifth issue of mnemotope is on the way - coming to you at the start of july!



mnemotope issue 004

€10


this edition feels very atmospheric, with many stories walking a blurred line between fiction and reality. in the voices of our 46 contributors, we’re brought through poems, prose, overheard conversations, wake-up times, engravings, diary entries, translations and much much more.






mnemotope issue 003


€10


this edition features a coincidental bog-y theme, heartfelt and intimate texts, correspondences, transcribed spoken words amongst a whole world of other lovely things. over 45 individual voices bounce off of one another within these pages.




mnemotope issue 002


€8


in this second edition of our community magazine, we have pieces from 40 contributors that range from soup recipes to poetic essays to drawings to music recommendations to a screenplay and beyond.






mnemotope issue 001


€6


mnemotope is our community magazine, the name of which comes from a term that’s used in writings about archaeological finds. a mnemotope is something (often historical) that compresses the viewer’s experience of time; allowing them to be in the period in which the object came to be, at the site when it was excavated and in the museum looking at it. 

mnemotope magazine takes that as its inspiration - it acts as a place in which lots of stories from across timelines and borders can sit together, and cultural memories can interact. it exists to create and hold the expression and knowledge of its diverse community, and because of this, the contents of the magazine are wonderfully varied; some confessional poetry, some hastily notated recipes, some fiction, some history, lots of other things, almost all submitted during our open call.