For citizens around the world who are trying to have a say and change how politics are done, knowledge is power. Unfortunately, prominent media often offer a very specific analysis of today’s politics and economy. Kinea is a plurilingual magazine showing an alternative vision, proposing rigorous political and economical analyses but also natural, social and human science popularization, with a general will of connecting humans and depicting overlooked solutions.
Current and former contributors
- Agustín Ávila Casanueva
I live in Cuernavaca, México and graduated in Genomic Sciences. I think that science popularization should be part of our culture, communication, science and entertaining. I walk my dogs in the morning, enjoy reading noir fiction, and playing basketball. You can follow my blog (in Spanish).
- Alex Feynmann
While studying history I was able to be a journalist, a theater and comic writer, comedian (very bad), the spokesman of various social movements, a community manager and a kitchen assistant. The latter was the only job I ever was paid for, but strangely the least satisfactory. Later I was the communication coordinator of a small local political party and activist. I organized several demonstrations and other social protests. I've been part of some moments that, I hope, will be remembered as historic. Looking back it seems I've had a pretty good life.
- Annalí Casanueva Artís - Founder
I am a heterodox economist that uses econometrics to study social movements. I was born in México, then moved to Barcelona, then to Paris, to Washington, to Paris again, to Chile and now I am back in Paris but I still enjoy eating (and cooking) tacos (and camembert as well...).
- Cécile Burnel
I am a Mathematics student who enjoys both physical and spiritual food, and who takes an active part in defending women's rights. I am secretly plotting to help pedestrians dominate the world (or at least Paris for starters).
- Celeste De Marco
As a child, I asked a lot of questions and was very curious. A kind of Mafalda, rebel hair included. I like writing. Perhaps that's why, once grown up -and with university inbetween- I dedicated myself to research. I am interested in rural childhood, memory, and peri-urban spaces. All these themes will soon cristallize in the final version of my doctoral thesis. I also like to traval, read detective novels and photography, among many other things.
- Christopher Casas
Some time ago I read that asking someone about her origins or job only drives us to, actually, not meeting the person, but his salary. And yet, I do not describe myself anymore. But I will admit three borders you cannot trespass with me: paella is a just-four-ingredients dish, every text is literature and yes, I do like to discuss. It is the most productive among human sciences.
- Gabriela Gomez Miranda
I am an English Literature student at UNAM and a literature lover ever since I can remember. I believe that reading is the best way to either escape from the world or relate to it, which is why I spend most of my time either reading or writing. English has always been more than a second language to me, which is why I decided to take to the study of literature in this particular language, as well as giving the occasional English class and making translations and proofreadings.
- Guillaume Geoffroy
I'm a PhD student in mathematics, in Marseille, France. Mathematical thinking fascinates me, and I try my best to communicate this passion. That's why I will be trying to show reasoning rather than just carry knowledge. What I like most is seeing a new, abstract concept turn an obscure argument crystal clear.
- Jacinto Terrazas
I wanted to be a football player and I ended up being… Well, I ended up merely having a ball; but I keep it so fondly, I drive it so delicately. I wanted to study Literature and I ended up studying Linguistics; I wanted to write and I ended up translating, re-writing. I’m Kinea’s translation handyman. It sounds good to be handy, doesn’t it? I try to work as a bridge; bridge might sound like Golden Gate though. No! In fact, in translating you intend to be something more natural, more anonymous, like a trunk to cross the river, to cross the Pond —has anyone ever been seen crossing the Pond on a trunk?… For the faith in errata, before Kinea I implore forgiveness—. And you go about fanning word’s sense, wording sense’s fan, even though not the way you fancy it: it is essential not to lose the message’s breath, conversely to what has just happened.
- Klifton Kleinmann - Graphist and designer
Since I can remember, I feel the need to communicate ideas and thoughts through images. That's why I became publicist, even though I've never practiced this degree because I did not want to contribut to the confusion about what we want and what we need. I used, however, all what I learned in design, ilustration and art, mostly for social causes and education, or to shout with color and shape all I have inside. Following all this, I also studied Art Pedagogy, and specialized in Waldorf pedagogy because of its humanity and practicity. My passport says that I am Chilean, mi blood that I have a mix of German Jewish and Russians and my instinct leads me not to believe in countries, religions or political parties and to focus on the people and on the ideas that they build.
- Marcel Sanromà
I was twelve when I decided I wanted to be a journalist. And since then, and it's been already fifteen years, it's the only thing I have wanted to pursue in life. I am a radio lover, above all things, professionally speaking, but I also feel comfortable writing. I believe a journalist, has to be, by definition and nature, versatile, so I apply that on me and I can write about from sports to politics, or whatever needed. I consider myself to be an old school journalist, one of those who don't call it a report unless you have stepped foot out of the office. Oh, and I also think journalism is a profession learnt with time and effort, not something you can learn in a classroom.
- María Goycoolea
I am an actress and I believe that any artistic activity is fundamental to life, and above all to build an open and free society. Art is the best expression of the human being and the only way to shape and / or reestablish the social fabric. It is vital to arouse interest in its various manifestations and to incite reflection about it.
- Mireia Artís Mercadet
I am from Mexico by birth, from Paris by love, from Catalonia by identification, and from Gratallops by an indescribable, lucky and privileged happenstance. From Mexico I inherited its passion, from France the refined taste of its "savoir-vivre", from Catalonia the fact of being thrice rebel, from Gratallops the recent vital lesson that one can be reborn at 70.
- Pedro Morell
As far as I can remember, I’ve been quite pasionate about Science, and specially about Biology. The way the Universe behaves and generates incredibly complex systems in order to compensate the way that it works have always fascinated me. As a graduated Biologist, I have two main objectives: expand the barriers of our scientific knowledge, and try to bring as much of this knowledge to as many people I can.
- Raimon Artís Mercadet
I was very little when I arrived in Mexico, D.F., I remember it was in the middle of the 20th century. At the age of 18 I landed in Barcelona and I realized that for ever and ever I would belong to two places. In 1972 I became a teacher of Catalan when it was still forbbiden for teaching. Since then I always tried to make the Catalans literate, so that we could recover the knowledge that fascism stole from us.
- Renaud Helbig
Even if I'm making a PhD in Mathematics applied to Biology, I'm always eager to learn a lot of things about pretty much any topics. I like writing short stories when I have time and inspiration, coding sometimes some small software, even more rarely trying to draw something. When I am too tired to do all theses previous things (so most of the time, in fact), I like just watching films, wasting time reading stuff on Internet or having a drink with some friends ;).
- Siobhan Guerrero Mc Manus
I studied Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), mainly because I wanted to write SciFi stories that were not centered on physics; but life is always funny and I ended up doing a masters and later a PhD in Philosophy of Science. I guess Philosophy shares with Literature this humanist and creative ethos. Nowadays, I work as an assistant professor of philosophy of science at UNAM. My topics of research are gender and science, sexuality and evolution, and lastly, philosophy of science and politics. Thankfully, I still write non academic texts like short stories, poetry and essays, though not as often as I would like.
- Théo Zimmermann
I am a computer science student with a strong political interest. I am outraged by misery in such a rich world and also worried that our democracies and our planet are ill. But I am also really hopeful for big changes to come soon (and Kinea might be a small part of it).
- Thomas Williams
I speak French, English and computer. So I take care of Kinea's website and write about technology. I'm also doing a PhD in Computer Science in Paris. I want to like writing but writing doesn't like me.