New York is whatever you make of it: Writer Nick Fulton

Nick Fulton is a writer and music critic from New Zealand. Formerly editor-in-chief of Einstein Music Journal, Fulton has always looked outward to expand his musical palate. Since plotting a course to New York from Melbourne, the writer has amassed an enviable selection of bylines. Reflecting on front yard culture, marching for change and the equalising nature of the subway, Fulton spoke to Aerostorie about all the ingredients that make New York feel like home.

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Shooting hoops in Burma, school in Singapore, a future in Melbourne: Architect Steven Chu

Architect Steven Chu has probably pondered the concept of what makes a home far more deeply than you or I have. Growing up between Singapore and Burma, now a Melbourne citizen, Chu’s business model is wrapped up in the idea of a creating a safe haven for creativity — Habitat, his co-working space, is full of plants and happy faces. His rescued greyhound is a regular, and Chu is busy marketing, fielding inquiries, and bringing in baked goods for his fellow co-workers. He spoke to Aerostorie about the ups and downs of launching a Melbourne business, missing basketball trials in Burma and the relief of carrying an Australian passport.

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I always called myself a home cook: Hetty McKinnon’s New York neighbourhood

Former Sydneysider turned Brooklyn local, Hetty McKinnon is a self-described home cook who revived the humble salad, and gave it new life in the form of deliveries to her community, and two acclaimed books packed with recipes. Now she’s back with a magazine about food cultures from around the world, created in her new neighbourhood. Aerostorie speaks to her about leaving Sydney, moving to London, and eventually, migrating her family of five — and her many projects — to New York.

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What’s the best way to integrate immigrants? Reward effort and don’t make their lives difficult

With President Trump working tirelessly to close United States borders, and the future of the European Union in flux, it is now, perhaps more than ever, important to examine the conditions immigrants, migrants and expats face when seeking to build a new life overseas. Sergi Pardos-Prado, associate professor at the University of Oxford, explores the best ways to welcome immigrants into their new home countries.

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My heart was led by the vending machine shining in winter nights: Eiji Ohashi’s lonely Roadside Lights

Eiji Ohashi is a photographer from Hokkaido who has spent the past few years creating images of lonely roadside vending machines across Japan. His completed series Roadside Lights, is a meditation on Japanese culture itself. He tells Aerostorie that the series is a way of showing Japan and its unique relationship with vending machines to the wider world.

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The ambition is to disconnect this word from the negative political discourse: Migrant Journal takes on the world’s preconceptions

Migrant Journal is a six-issue printed publication which seeks to challenge the way we talk and think about migration and confront the prejudice often imbibed within the term. With the entire editorial and design team considering themselves migrants, the project is close to their hearts, as editor Justinien Tribillon tells Aerostorie.

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Off-duty observations: A wedding photographer in Marrakesh

James Broadbent is a wedding photographer from New Zealand. Along with photographers Cameron Thorp and Chris Copeland, he works under the name Chasewild, shooting couples’ special day around the globe (the trio have clocked up 18 countries to date). When not on duty, Broadbent enjoys documenting his travels — from Norway to Cambodia. A recent trip to Morocco was no different.

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