A historian, a musician, and an engineer walk into a bar...

Austin Community College

Australia National University

Birkbeck College

Columbia University

Edinburgh College of Art

Fordham University

Goldsmiths, University of London

Imperial College London

King’s College London

McGill University

National Film & Television School

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 

Royal Holloway, University of London

Texas A&M University

Trinity Business School

University College London

University of Aberdeen

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Leeds

University of Maryland

University of Oxford

University of Pennsylvania

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University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

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Germany

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Engineering

English

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Epigenetics

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History

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Hospitality & Tourism

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Portuguese

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Spanish

Social Anthropology

Statistics

Text & Performance

Theology

Urban Studies

...they had a swell time.
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Names are supposed to be everything: ‘cross’ could have been too ‘priesty’ or too ‘porny’. In truth, there was a Norwegian, there was a pub (and so there were the makings of an excellent bar joke)─but CRXSS was made to mean intersection, overlap: the magazine equivalent of a Venn diagram. Anything but ‘interdisciplinary’─ a term painfully obese on syllables. 

The idea was to offer something a bit different─a spicy mix of STEM, arts and culture. We don’t like conventional boxes and their gatekeepers. ‘Politics’, ‘Culture’, ‘Science and Technology’─why not ‘Nationalism’ or ‘Apocalypse’, ‘Mind’ or ‘Conspiracy’? Perspectives are more vibrant and diverse and accessible when they orbit themes rather than categories.

We are passionate about young people, what they can create, and how to do their content justice. With climate change dominating the horizons of most, CRXSS had intended to launch its first printed edition on Climate in April 2020. But what with Covid-19's raised bridges, all that remains of that aspiration is the graphic design dotted across the site.

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From romance and workplaces to public health and democratic politics, things are more broken now than usual. We’ve learnt a lot about what we take for granted. Few hugs, fewer pubs. But it is remarkable to see the world shrunk so small with such an international and diverse group of writers, editors, producers, photographers, activists, and musicians.

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So, CRXSS is still up and running, barely surviving the academic work and graduate jobs that we probably should have seen coming and a pandemic that we definitely didn’t, to hopefully offer up something interesting for everyone.

Tom 

Founder & Director