matzine #13 Open Call For Submissions – Deadline Extended

Posted in Announcements by Ian Pollard on July 11, 2013

The open submissions window has been extended for this latest edition to the 27th of July.

Thanks to all those who have already contributed; the editors have enjoyed the various musings, provocations and analyses offered in response to the theme of ‘Jargon’, and look forward to receiving more in advance of the new deadline. We encourage those interested to contact us at with original pieces, ideas and questions. From the expert to the dilettante, from the comic to the poetic – by way of seriousness – all will be considered for inclusion.

Esme Fieldhouse & Ian Pollard

matzine #13 ‘Jargon’ – Open Call for Submissions

Posted in Announcements by Ian Pollard on June 13, 2013


Jargon can be defined both as a language particular to a trade or discipline and an unintelligible code. How we discuss a piece of work is inextricably tied to how the profession that made it is perceived and experienced by others. Much like any other language, each jargon is comfortably familiar to some, alien and intangible to others; this secrecy allows a skill to be guarded, to build intriguing fortresses that ultimately add value and distinction.

Arguably, in architecture it is on the blurry boundaries with other disciplines where the most exciting and innovative things are taking place. In talking about art and architecture, we often find jargon to be both inescapable and irresistible; can it take forms other than writing?

In collaboration, each discipline must exchange particular forms of expression with the understanding that something may be gained – as well as lost – in the translation. How do we balance this exchange with a critical language that is necessarily immersive and unself-conscious?

In matzine 13, the editors seek to explore these themes; our intention is not to contrive relationships where they need not exist, but rather to document the ones that might, or should.

This is an open call for submissions. The deadline is the 27th July 2013. Selection of pieces for final inclusion will take place by editorial review after this date. Individual and collaborative submissions are welcome, and can take any form; the list includes essays, interviews, reviews and short-stories, to drawings, illustration and photography and more.

The editors encourage initial proposals & undeveloped thoughts in advance of the deadline via Further expansion on the theme will follow in the coming weeks, and will be posted here as a series of short texts with the aim of provoking response from all who share an interest.

Editors: Ian Pollard & Esme Fieldhouse

ARCHIZINES Exhibition at the AA School

Posted in Announcements by Ian Pollard on November 10, 2011

matzine joins 59 international architectural publications such as O.A.S.E; P.E.A.R; Volume; San Rocco; Candide; and Bracket in the current ARCHIZINES exhibition at the Architectural Association, London. Curated by independent curator and writer Elias Redstone, the exhibition is open until December 12th, and will go on to tour internationally later in the year.

ARCHIZINES features one issue of each publication and recorded interviews with editors on subjects which include the connections between architecture and independent publishing in a contemporary context.