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Fri 4.11.

Friday Food For Thought: ‘Archizines’ at the AA School, London

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 04.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Archizines' exhibition showcases 60 magazines and 20 journals from across the globe

The advent of online media has undoubtedly shaken the until-then steady position of specialist magazines, which, for decades, served as primary source of information and inspiration for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. But, as this exhibition, which opens tomorrow (5 November) at London’s renowned AA School, illustrates, architectural magazines are experiencing what one could call a renaissance. Titled ‘Archizines’, the show has been curated by a curator and writer Elias Redstone and ‘celebrates and promotes the recentresurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world.’

'Towards an Architecture of Opposition', published by no now in New York City, USA. Photo: Elias Redstone

‘From photocopied and print-on-demand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to beautiful magazines such as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP – ‘Archizine’s is a new exhibition curated by Elias Redstone for the Architectural Association School of Architecture that celebrates and promotes the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world.’

'PIN-UP', a "Magazine for Architectural Entertainment" published in New York City, USA. Photo: Elias Redstone

Spread from 'PIN-UP', published in New York City, USA. Photo: Elias Redstone

‘Archizines’ showcases 60 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over 20 countries. Each magazine is presented with video interviews with their creators enabling visitors to understand their approach to publishing architecture. From Australia and Argentina to the UK and USA, these independent publications are reframing how people relate to their built environment – taking architectural comment and criticism into everyday life. The titles also provide platforms for architectural research and debate, and demonstrate the continuing love of the printed word and paper page – providing an alternative to digital publishing.’

'Soiled' magazine, published by CARTOGRAM architecture + urban design. Photo: Sue Barr, The AA School.

Archizines, photo by Sue Barr, The AA School.

'SPAM', published in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Elias Redstone

'Scapegoat', a journal about Landscape, Architecture and Political Economy from Toronto, Canada. Photo: Elias Redstone

'Preston Bus Station', published by PPP. Photo: Elias Redstone

'Hexagono', published by Public Library in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Elias Redstone

'Preston is my Paris', fanzine made in Preston, UK. Photo: Elias Redstone

Archizines was launched as an online project, with art direction by Barcelona-based Folch Studio, at www.archizines.com.

Archizines

Curated by Elias Redstone

Monday to Friday 10.00–7.00, Saturday 9.00–5.00

Architectural Association

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

to AA School’s website

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