Dossiers

BESIDE x Fabrique 1840

At BESIDE we believe that objects can bring us closer to nature and people. Our conviction is that knowing how to make things helps cultivate the skill of living more meaningfully. In collaboration with Fabrique 1840, we have asked Québec artisans to design a first collection of objects for the cottage that combine contemporary design, local materials, and traditional knowledge. Sustainable creations for special moments, now and long into the future.

Extreme Pollination

We dream of food sovereignty and access to local fruits year-round. But we ignore the hidden truths of our agricultural systems: extreme pollination, transport and theft of hives, beekeepers’ distress, and a mad race to pollinate monoculture crops destined for export, while bees keep our food supply afloat on life support. Meanwhile, in Québec, young people are building the fruit farms of the future.

Black Lives, Green Spaces

Black Canadian and American youth have been successively cut off from the land, the outdoors and the contemporary environmentalist movement. Today, they are taking an active part in nature—a powerful tool for healing, empowerment and social justice. Discover the compelling stories and inspiring perspectives of leading Black figures—entrepreneurs, artists, and activists—from Montréal to Los Angeles.

Spoils of #nature on Instagram

Natural sites are being overrun by a new wave of tourists just "doin' it for the 'Gram." And the consequences are far from harmless.

After Taste

Some delicious foods hide ugly truths.

First Nations of Food

A new generation of Indigenous chefs retracing their culinary heritage is resetting the table to make space for an activist narrative of food, and it’s delicious.

Our Green Gaps

How our daily actions fall short of our goals to flight climate change.

100 Wild Islands

A grassroots movement to save 7000 acres of land on the coasts of Nova Scotia.

BESIDE the road

A Coast to Coast Roadtrip to Reinvent Magazine Distribution