The Fourth Estate Utopias – House of Common Affairs Journal 1


The House of Common Affairs (HOCA) is a journal about Fourth Estate Utopias. 

This first issue focuses on the role of visual communication in relation to journalism.

The journal seeks to offer a space for critical thinking with the aim of provoking further developments in considering the fourth estate (a reference to the press and news media, with explicit recognition of journalism's capacity for advocacy and its ability to frame political issues).

Providing an opportunity to challenge the niche and yet popular field that exists in the overlap between the arts and journalism, HOCA invites a diverse range of voices into the conversation to promote an international and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

Contributors include Alina Negoita, Belle Phromchanya, Chourouk Zarkaoui, Depatriarchise Design (Anja Neidhardt and Maya Ober), Jaione Cerrato, Jessie Bond, Ken Hollings, Latifah Al-Said, Monika Parrinder, Noortje van Eekelen, Olivier Kugler, Paula Minelgaite, Ruben Pater, and Theo Inglis

With an introduction by Noortje van Eekelen, and interviews with Alina Negoita, Chourouk Zarkaoui, and Latifah Al-Said

Edited by Paula Minelgaite

Designed by Minelgaite Studio

Published by House of Common Affairs, London, UK, 2019

Softcover, 144 pages, b&w, 4 × 7.75 inches

ISSN: 632-4482-01