The Sofianer is a collaborative art project that invites artists from Bulgaria and the world to create a collection of covers of the imaginary magazine The Sofianer as a tribute to the cult covers of The New Yorker magazine. The project aims to celebrate our love for Sofia, to show its bizarre, funny or absurd sides, to give a poetic or unexpected look at the present day, to reveal our dreams for the future and to initiate a public debate about what city we (want to) live in.
In recent years, a number of cities such as The Parisianer, The Tokyoiter, Le Montrealer, The Brusseler, The Milaneser или The Shanghairen have created their own imaginary versions of The New Yorker. Giving complete creative freedom to artists, they ask society the question: Where do we live today? Where do we want to live tomorrow?
In 2022, Sofia joins the game.
The initiative is realized by the Credo Bonum Foundation and Multi Kulti Collective in partnership with Studio Komplekt, GID Association and metta space.
The project is funded by the Sofia Municipality, Culture Programme and implemented with the support of the Bulgarian-American Credit Bank.