resilient reminder

Posted in Announcements, Architecture, Food for Thought, Writing, Zine by ryanmcloughlin on July 14, 2012

formal resilience #1 illustration by stephen mackie
this is a wee reminder, submission deadline for the mat.zine 11 resilience edition is in 
8 days time – sunday 22nd july 2012 
as part of the resilience launch we would like to invite you to an open and free event
2.5 years,  11 issues,    1st event.
7-10pm, monday 6th august  @   sugarhouse studios
107 highstreet, e15 2qq    –   Sean McAlister – curator

we welcome all submissions
format: high res image (300dpi jpeg), unformatted text in a a text document (.txt or .doc)
please send to

Ryan McLoughlin and Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde


mat.zine #10

Posted in Announcements, Architecture, Writing, Zine by ryanmcloughlin on September 30, 2011

for your reading pleasure :

mat.zine #10 is hot off the press!

enjoy, print, and spread the word!

editor: Ryan McLoughlin

mat.zine #10 call for submissions

Posted in Announcements, Architecture, Writing, Zine by ryanmcloughlin on July 14, 2011

It’s that time again!! Calling all thinkers, do’ers and creatives from all fields!

Following on from the success of Copy + Paste, mat.zine # 09 .  I am happy to throw a new topic into the fray.


This forth coming Mat.zine Issue # 10 is to be a collection of dialogues between Brick and I. Where brick is the mundane physicality of our environment and I, the complex homosapien.

The premise for this edition comes from my personal experience in Mumbai.  Here, it seems, the artist, the architects, the anthropologists, the urban thinkers and the poets have gone missing. This city is built on pure necessity, and a little greed. To me this metropolis of 20 Million has been pared down to its urban essentials.  But through essential necessity, the city is beautiful, there is art and there is architecture. There is culture and and there is poetry, it may not be formalized and it may not be glamorous but it exists in abundance.

My challenge for you is to explorer the same poetry and beauty in the essential building blocks of your environment, however hidden they may be.

Focus should be around; the everyday, the tangible and ultimately the prosaic reality of our physical environment.

As with all mat.zines we encourage freedom of style, medium and weight for submission.

Final submission: Thursday 1 September 2011

Editor: Ryan McLoughlin

submissions by email should be sent to: