Dumbo Feather is an iconic Australian magazine. Published quarterly for seven years, and hailed around the world as a design leader, it is a magazine like no other. Our readers are people who want to be told a different story than the one they hear every day. Each quarterly issue features five extended (20 page) profiles of people worth knowing, across enterprise, education, science, sport, politics, fashion and the arts. Whether they’ve touched millions, or just those around them, we take the time to get to know these people, and ask them to tell us their stories.
The Surprising Alliance of Nuns & Nones
13 Ways of Looking at Community • (With a 14th Thrown in For Free)*
Towards the Generative Possibilities
Arne Rubinstein • Our chat with Dr Arne Rubinstein in Issue 43 is one of our most loved of all time. Arne created the Rites of Passage Institute, which has helped thousands of young people transition safely and consciously into adulthood.
Zainab Salbi • Zainab Salbi shared her remarkable peacebuilding work with us in Issue 35. Since founding Women for Women International, she has become executive producer and host of Through Her Eyes at Yahoo News, and written the book, Freedom is an Inside Job.
Dave Martin • Dave Martin is on a mission to change the built environment. We profiled him in Issue 50, and were inspired by his reflections on designing homes to create a sense of belonging—with community, nature and self.
Maya Newell • Maya Newell was our Issue 42 cover star back in 2015. At the time, she was just about to release her hugely influential documentary, Gayby Baby— which help paved the way for marriage equality in Australia.
LYDIA FAIRHALL AMPLIFIES LOVE
JOHN PAUL LEDERACH HEALS SOCIAL WOUNDS
NIPUN MEHTA PAYS IT FORWARD
HISTORICAL PROFILE Mary Oliver
XAVIER RUDD CONNECTS TO SPIRIT
JOHN A. POWELL BUILDS A BIGGER ‘WE’
On Belonging • We went to our partners and asked them, “When in your life have you experienced a sense of belonging?” Here’s what they had to say.
What Next? • A facilitated moment with Matt Wicking
How to Belong • Poems by Pádraig Ó Tuama
Let the waters swarm with a swarm of living beings
How to be alone
Time, and time again
The pedagogy of conflict
How to belong