#14 Renaissance

Posted in Announcements, Architecture, Events by rowan on November 8, 2017


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In this special one-off event, Matzine takes over SIDESHOW for a night of lively debate. A line-up of expert contributors will debate the topic of ‘meanwhile’ spaces and the role they play in regeneration. Who do these short-term projects serve? Are they in the public interest? And what is left behind once they disappear?  The debate and themes that emerge on the night will form the content for Matzine #14 Renaissance, to be released in early 2018.

Get your tickets here!

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 19:30

Forest Works, Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 6JF
(opposite Blackhorse Road tube)

Our panel for the evening include:

Tim Abrahams – Curator of the ‘Style: In Defence of…‘ talks at the Soane Museum

Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner – Senior Curator, Designs V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership Lead Curator
Dr Crystal Bennes – Artist, Writer and Curator
Eddie Blake – Architect at Sam Jacob Studio
Lee Ivett – Director of Baxendale
David Saxby – Co-founder of 00


Media Partner: Machine Books

*** Free with each ticket will be a beautiful small publication of 5 essays especially written by our esteemed guest contributors. The essays explore the theme of Renaissance.

Scotland + Venice + Matzine

Posted in Announcements by rowan on October 13, 2014

In collaboration with Land Works, during the 3rd week of Scotland’s 4 week residency in Venice, Scotland + VeniceMatzine has been invited to participate in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture: Fundamentals.

Land Works will explore the themes raised by their study to date, with Matzine as invited guest, during an evening event on Friday 17th October.

The event will be held from 6pm at the Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausillatrice, Castello, Venezia.




Scotland + Venice - Land Works

Posted in Announcements by rowan on June 16, 2012

to learn resilience is to learn to adapt, to be flexible: the ability to respond creatively to challenges and change. with challeges come opportunities; a condition of uncertainty can be seen as a chance to consider new methods of practice, to open new lines of enquiry, to dabble in related disciplines and indulge in peripheral exploration.

akin to the plant which flowers with more vigour under strain, some of the greatest examples of human innovation and creativity have emerged in response to challenging circumstances: manifestations of resilience.

mat.zine 11 calls for submissions which creatively exhibit, comment on, or explore the theme of resilience. submission should be original work: drawing, painting, photograph, articles, reviews, poetry, etc.

please send submissions to 

closing date: sunday 22nd july 2012



1 the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity

2 the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness