#10 – Never study philosophy


Be interested in philosophy – sure. Read up a little bit – why not. But study it – never, I told myself. I even made a note in my ‘don’t forget’ pocket book. I expected myself to not remember this conclusion. It was meant to be a double protection for myself. Don’t forget – never study philosophy. That was the message to myself.

But why not study philosophy and delve into the minds of some of the deepest and most profound thinkers in our history? There are plenty of reasons why you should engage yourself strongly with ideas and concepts that (partly) shaped the world. It gives you sense of agency. You might develop your own thoughts about what should be and what not. There is a change you learn to judge and perceive situations differently. You even might question oppressive forces and authorities around you intelligently. (more…)


#6 – Unnecessary Awkwardness


Why is there the awkward silence, you may ask yourself? Endlessly rising like a sky-scraping concrete block escalating towards infinity. A silence that is lasting so long, it actually becomes the status quo – our modern day modus operandi. So useless that it has become the purpose itself. The unnecessary awkwardness is a substantial part in our lives.

Advancing and perfecting our societies, we strive to better our situation and environment continuously. Our idealistic minds are set for the future and further improvements for our lives. But what are these improvements really? A bigger flat-screen, a faster metro connection, or yet another muscle-building workout that makes us work better and more efficiently? (more…)

#4 – Imagining glimpses of real life


Suddenly yellow window blinds transform into book covers that demand to be opened. Laundry lying lost on a garage roof, desperately wanting to be worn, becomes the beginning of a mystery that begs to be solved. Shadows roaming across corridors start to develop a life of their own, independently of their owners.

Imagining stories is an imaginable easy thing to do. It is an activity natural to us. No matter how advanced the imaginative qualities reach. From young to old, we pick up pieces of reality and continue them in our heads. It would be a lie to say one has never imagined what might happen behind closed doors and shut windows. (more…)

#3 – Stance


Standing strong with both feet on the ground, no matter how solid this ground might be, does not mean that you will know where you actually stand. Stance is an issue that is perhaps more important than one might think at first.

People – like you and me – often ask metaphorically “where do we stand?” It is a question that begs an immediate answer. It demands a summarising and solution-bearing conclusion of where one stands. (more…)

#1 – The shades of the new and the old


Seemingly, the beginning is free of all trouble and prerequisites. But only seemingly so. A blank start is never what it promises to be. If it were so, then it would be void of all that was before. A start without any history, a start that only a newly born child might experience. A new beginning and a fresh start are not blank, but are full of shades. It lies in the grey zones, in the shade of what came before. A shadow is hanging over the new beginning.

The shades of white, black and grey are lingering on, while a new beginning is about to embark. Appearing like demons – demons that never sleep – (more…)

General Submissions are Open

As 1030 Productions is foremost a creative platform, we want to encourage and invite your project. 1030 is a platform for different kinds of creative endeavours – no matter whether is an essay, guest post, poems, photography, music, art or a creative project.

Open Submissions

Our motto is simple: “We support creative, independent projects. Period.”
If you are passionate about it and you are looking for platform to it let out, then talk to us. If you have vision that you want to share with us and the wider world, then talk to us. If you are looking for a form of collaboration, then talk to us.


Call for Poems – Poetry competition for publication

Call for Poems

We are looking for some creative poets who want some exposure for their work. If you are passionate about poetry and you would like to see your poems published in a poetry collection next to other young inspiring poets from London and Amsterdam, then send us your work.
The best poems will be selected by us and by vote on our blog (see link below). The winning poems will get a place in the book. (This will be an official publication).

About us:
We are a still small independent creative project that aims to extend its creative undertakings with a poetry publication. 1030 started with as a simple idea more than two years ago. We imagined a platform that supports all kind of creative projects. Video, animation, photography, music, painting, writing, . . . the limit is one’s creativity. We wanted to create such a platform for friends, people around us, or anyone else who might be interested.

We are looking forward to your submissions.

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