Charmaine Li

Hii. I’m a Toronto-born writer and editor, living in Berlin. I mostly cover art, design and technology—and the ways in which they intersect. I also write about anything else that leads me into a(n internet) rabbit hole. 

         My writing has appeared in print and online publications such as Newsweek, AnOther, CNN Travel, Kinfolk Magazine, Dazed Digital, Broccoli Magazine and mono.kultur among many others.

I’m the founder of ONEIRIC.SPACE, an experimental research platform dedicated to exploring our relationship to dreams and the unconscious through an interdisciplinary lens. It consists of the online magazine, a monthly newsletter, events and special projects.

        Previously, I was an editor at iGNANT, senior editor at and an editor at Vertical Media.


I also work with companies and institutions to develop content strategies, advise on brand publications and create content. I’ve worked with clients including MINI, Helmholtz Association of Research Centers, Zalando, DLD, ArtRebels, Factory Berlin, Samsung NEXT and Startup Guide.


For commissions, coffees or CVs, email me: 


Image by Ana Šantl




for www.ONEIRIC.SPACE, an online magazine I founded alongside fellow writer Effie Efthymiadi that explores dreams and the unconscious. The website and logo are designed by Studio Push:

“Like the multi-layered realms it investigates, the website is disorienting, fluid, looping and occasionally even nonsensical.”

“It manages to capture the mystery, hazy absurdity, and disorienting depth of dreaming without falling onto the trop of whimsical and ‘dreamy’ design.”
AIGA Eye on Design

“Writers and editors Charmaine Li and Effie Efthymiadi will take you on a journey through the world of dreams with ONEIRIC.SPACE, an online magazine that aims to explore the world that unravels when we close our eyes through art, science, psychology and more.”
Metal Magazine 

for my interview with Iris van Herpen in mono.kultur #47:

Freunde von Freunden
SLEEK Magazine

for magCulture’s ‘Issues’ series: