Archizines showcases 60 architectural fanzines from 20 countries around the world and includes video interviews with their creators. Launched by Elias Redstone as an online research project in January 2011, with art direction by Folch Studio, Archizines celebrates and promotes a recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing. From the photocopied newsletter to beautifully bound magazines, each fanzine is a creative platform for the subject and the author. Together they provide a rich and unique window into how people relate to the spaces we inhabit.
Across the world, publications are cultivating architectural commentary, criticism and research. Bucking the current trend for digital media, architects, artists and academics are producing printed matter that adds a dynamic, and often radical, voice to architectural discourse.
Each magazine will be on show, while their authors will be represented in video interviews talking about their work. Highlights include ‘Preston is my Paris’, ‘Spam in Chile’ and ‘Scapegoat in Canada’. An accompanying catalogue, published by Bedford Press, explores the relationship between architecture and publishing with contributions from Pedro Gadanho, Rob Wilson, Mimi Zeiger and other editors.
November 5 – December 14, 2011
Architectural Association, London