ISSUE THEME: GENERATIONS
MORE THAN FOUR GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE WALK THE PLANET TODAY. FOR SOFFA 19 WE SET OUT TO EXPLORE THE FASCINATING LIVES OF GENERATIONS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.
The Czech writer Karel Čapek once said: ‘The young think they are ushering in a better world, while the old guard thinks the better world is on its way out.’ While Čapek’s words are poignant, in SOFFA 19 we celebrate all generations equally. You will meet many interesting people of all ages: an Italian baroness who is renovating a Czech chateau with her own hands; founders of several successful Czech companies; an innovative ambassador to Czechia; a Hamburg-based photographer who embarked on a journey to his ancestral home; and an artist who breathes new life into old porcelain. The travel feature is also a cross-generational journey, focusing on the town of Litomyšl and its stunning examples of unity between modern and historical architecture. To celebrate future generations, the fashion story has been curated by young stylists – more specifically, children. The unusual photo gallery presents romantic partners who resemble each other enough to be confused for siblings, and our regular feature on interiors looks at a 1970s cinema and an old English chapel. Last but not least, you must not miss our stories on the future of cities, treasured objects and the ‘utterly’ Czech chlebíček!