Archizines is the new exhibition to be featured at the Object Gallery in Sydney from 5 April to 4 May and will showcase architecture fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative to the established architectural press.

During the exhibitions run in Sydney an accompanying program of events will include talks and panel discussions, as well as the 2013 launch of Open Agenda, a national competition of speculative research in architecture for recent graduates and emerging architects 'dedicated to fostering new discussions' on architecture in the public realm.

Archizines, which first opened at the Architectural Association (AA) in London in November 2011, has since been touring globally to renowned venues in 15 cities including Barcelona, Berlin, New York and Tokyo.

The exhibition, recently concluded at RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne and Sydney will be the only other Australian destination to feature it.

Photography: Sue Barr / The AA School

Hosted by University of Technology Sydney, the Sydney exhibition is directed by Anthony Burke, Head of School, UTS Architecture with Amanda Clarke, independent architectural designer and curator.

“Archizines is a powerful demonstration of the breadth and passion of speculation and fearless discourse active in architecture today," said Burke.

"Archizines is proof there is much to be discussed about contemporary architecture that cannot be captured in 140 characters. The international range of design approaches and intellectual positions in the exhibition is inspiring” he added.

Archizines is assembled and curated by Elias Redstone and features 90 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over twenty countries that represent alternatives to the mainstream architectural press. 

The exhibition transforms the gallery floor of Object: Australian Design Centre into a fully recyclable reading room – a temporary library made entirely from recyclable materials.

Visitors can also hold and read the publications on display at their own leisure, as well as see video interviews with the authors and editors of the publications.

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