The student voice of the Knowlton School of Architecture
From the ARCHIZINES website:
ARCHIZINES is a showcase of new architecture fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative to the established architectural press. Launched by Elias Redstone, with art direction by Folch Studio, the project celebrates and promotes independent and alternative publishing as an arena for architectural commentary, criticism and research, and as a creative platform for new photography, illustration and design.
ARCHIZINES is an expanding archive of the best publications from 2000s to the latest releases, and is growing as new titles and issues are acquired. Alternative and independent publishing has had a dynamic and important relationship with architecture over the years and a recent resurgence has seen new titles emerging in many countries, from Argentina, Belgium and Chile to the UK and USA. ARCHIZINES brings together this international collection of publications for the first time as an important resource for architects, designers, critics, photographers and anyone interested in discussing the buildings and spaces we inhabit.
The publications vary in style (from photocopied zines to professionally printed and bound magazines) and content (from architectural research to personal narratives about buildings and cities). The commonality is a shared interest in documenting and discussing the spaces we occupy in printed form. Architecture and/or urbanism must be intrinsic to the publication and an alternative or independent agenda must be demonstrated. As well as adding to architectural discourse, these publications are lovingly made objects to hold and to keep.
This period of publishing activity is being made public through the ARCHIZINES website, a touring exhibition, live events, catalogue and the transfer of the collection to the National Art Library at the V&A. Showcasing on the ARCHIZINES website will make publications eligible for ARCHIZINES exhibitions or events but does not guarantee inclusion.