Garland is a platform for sharing the stories behind what we make. It seeks to give voice to those to invest their time and energy in making beautiful objects that give meaning to our world. From these stories, larger narratives emerge that help frame what we do as important in the world today.

We try to be real. The stories we share must be based on individual experience. We don’t take advertising or accept bland promotional articles. We want readers to trust Garland as a genuine platform.

Garland is an independent platform. We’re grateful to subscribers for helping to cover our costs. Occasional grants help us with special issues. And we rely on one-off crowd-funding for major overhauls of our platform.

For our writers

Your story is much appreciated as a contribution to our understanding of what we make in the wider world. We will gladly share this story with our readers through our newsletter and social channels. We will ensure that it is maintained so that readers can continue to find it, both through our website and search engines. We will also do what we can to ensure it is preserved in the Internet archive, as a PDF and in a knowledge database.

Feel free to share the story in your network. You retain the copyright of the article and you are free to republish with attribution. We ask that you do not re-publish it until the three month period of the issue has expired.

For our readers

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Please contact Garland if you would like to re-publish one of our stories. The decision about this rests with the authors. We ask that you include a credit to Garland with a link to the original article.