The go-to site for independent architecture fanzines, books and rare pamphlets, Archizines (opens in new tab) is giving people a chance to rifle through hundreds of its latest titles at an exhibition at the Architectural Association (opens in new tab) in London.
The website is the brainchild of curator and writer Elias Redstone (opens in new tab), and Barcelona-based agency Folch Studio (opens in new tab). Spanning photocopied pamphlets to print-on-demand newsletters, as well as beautiful fully-fledged magazines, the collection includes intriguing and inspiring publications like Another Pamphlet (opens in new tab), Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films (opens in new tab), Scapegoat (opens in new tab) and Preston is My Paris (opens in new tab). The countries represented are equally varied, ranging from Australia to Argentina.
Naturally, each magazine is available to read at the exhibition, while video interviews with their creators are also there to help guide the visitor through each publication's world and concept.
A catalogue published by Bedford Press (opens in new tab) accompanies the show and features contributions from Adam Murray (Preston is my Paris), Rob Wilson (Block (opens in new tab)), Mimi Zeiger (Maximum Maxim MMX/loudpaper (opens in new tab)) and more, in a series of essays touching upon fanzines as a platform for architectural discourse and the role of architecture, and independent press. As an added bonus, the whole collection of Archizines will now move to the National Art Library (opens in new tab) at the V&A, where it will find a permanent home, providing a valuable resource to researchers and the public alike.
This is a celebration of the alternative and independent architectural press, featuring a carefully curated mix of 60 titles from 20 different countries.
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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).
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