For the fifth issue of Buffalo Zine we decided to do the whole magazine without leaving our office. Squatting here, looking at the things we had around, the space we spend most of our days in, the things we see through our windows.
Our office is on the top level of a three-floor complex which includes an assortment of buildings along Hackney Road, east London. There are some Victorian buildings, others built in the seventies, but they all look like ghosts from the past. From the rooftop you can see the skyscrapers of the City looming, getting increasingly closer to the neighbourhood.
The issue includes Pamela Anderson playing dress-up as a jilted East End bride, David Bailey going back to his Hackney roots in an extended interview, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales with Lily Cole in conversation about the future of community and the sharing economy. Judy Blame reminisces on his early career in Dalston, Lennon Gallagher betrays the family brand, and Hans Ulrich Obrist and Michel Serres share their vision of a globalised world that protects local identities.