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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
Archizines was launched as an online project, with art direction by Barcelona-based Folch Studio, at www.archizines.com.
Curated by Elias Redstone
Monday to Friday 10.00–7.00, Saturday 9.00–5.00
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES