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Though often addressing current issues, it strives to produce content of a relatively lasting value. Using a variety of formats, the magazine features interviews, (semi)long-reads, photographic presentations, reviews, reflections, and so on. Since October 2018 the magazine has organised moderated discussions on pertinent architectural and creative issues in the Outsider Gallery, a new venue in the old town of Ljubljana.
Alongside the physical editions (which sport a tendency for experiment, trying out, for example, different types of print and paper), Outsider naturally also runs a website. There, a selection of the printed articles is freely available and adapted for the web environment, complemented with some content produced exclusively for the web. An example of this is a weekly "soap opera" of illustrated short stories, and also occasional responses to current events.
The magazine also runs a German language edition, intended mostly for Austrian audiences. These issues are published parallel to the Slovenian ones in that they share some of the content, but can also further expand on particular topics and omit some others.
One of Outsider's slogans is that it presents the best Slovene architecture and design, and examples of this do feature very strongly. With the magazine's editorial board and writer more or less made up of architects, such a focus is well founded.
The average issue is segmented into 7 thematic chapters. One of them is reserved for columnists (mostly Slovenians who live or work abroad), and the others revolve around topics like "Places of Learning", "People in Architecture", "The Local", "Illustration", and so on. In each issue, particular architects are taken into account, such as, for example, Adolf Loos or Maks Fabiani.
Outsider sometimes runs various public interventions, such as a public call (enacted together with the Institute for Spatial Policies) for proposals about refugee housing, or a search for the best project of adapting a "typical Slovene house". It collaborates with the Open House Slovenia festival and the Library under the Treetops project. Also amongst its activities, one can find such events as a "culinary debate" on transgressing (culinary) borders.