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Nowna Shiva | Gothenburg, Sweden
“create your own culture “

Interview | Nowna Shiva | Artist

I am
I am Nowna Shiva.

What is your cultural background?
Swedish. Persian and Russian background.

In terms of ethnicity / culture / identity how would you describe yourself?
As an earthling and a citizen of the world.

What aspects of your culture are most important to you?
I think it’s important to be open and play, to think for yourself and to create your own culture.

Has your cultural background influenced your life/ and or work – hobbies? And if it did could you give some examples?
Yes and no.. I’ve always felt curious about other cultures and I’ve always wanted to learn other languages, especially French and Italian. I think the environment where I grew up helped me feel free and able to explore if I wanted to. I started developing a special interest and love for french design quite early though, and I figured I wanted to speak more French so I decided to spend some time in France after, and actually during high school.

In what language do you dream?
It depends on the dream.

Earliest Memory?
Bathing with my rubber ducks, maybe.

Growing up you …
I spent a lot of time playing in the forest, playing dress-up, recording tapes with my friends dancing to pop songs and making homemade comedy show videos.

What most people don’t know about you is…
I don’t know. I can be shy sometimes.

Cannot live without?
The first thing that comes to my mind is music.

What inspires you?
Love, trips, music, nature, poetry, philosophy, Vogue, pin-ups, Paris, vintage movies, 90’s, 60’s, rave etc….

Currently working on?
My new website/blog www.supernwna.com. I also have a fun side project with my friend Jordan. It’s called Highlighters Paris; we design lighters and call them highlighters.

Best advice you’ve ever received?
”Stay positive”, ”be here now”, ”don’t worry”, I’ve received many good advises!

What are you listening to at the moment?
Techno and love songs.

If you ruled the world what would you do?
I would probably start with legalizing all of nature.

Message to the world
Be happy, have fun. Life is an art form and we are all artists.

Where can people find you? 
@nowna on instagram and soon at www.supernwna.com.

Thank you for your time & energy

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