#14 Renaissance

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


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when? 6th December 2017

where? Blackhorse Sideshow, Forest Works, Forest Road, London, E17 6JF

tickets- here


Dear citizens,

You may have head the buzzwords: ‘pop-up’, ‘meanwhile’, ‘transient’.
What do the words mean?
From temporary cinemas and community gardens, to
retail mini cities of stacked containers, our cities have seen
an influx of projects that make use of temporary spaces.
Who do these short-term projects serve?
Are they ever in the public interest?
Could we make better use of vacant spaces in the city?
And what is left behind once they disappear?


In this special one-off event, Matzine takes over the SIDESHOW space at Blackhorse Workshop for a night of lively debate. A line-up of expert contributors will debate the topic of regeneration and ‘meanwhile’ spaces. Join us for a fun and thought-provoking evening, have your say, and be part of an innovative publishing project. The debate and themes which emerge on the night will form the content for Matzine #14 Renaissance, to be released in early 2018. Get your tickets here!

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

*** 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.


Editor’s Choice: ‘Disorder Before Order’ by Holly Wales

Posted in Editors' Choice by stephen on November 23, 2011

The latest in the series of Editor’s Choices is taken from Matzine 07, “The Hourglass Issue” [ed.Seán McAlister]

This submission, by illustrator Holly Wales, was an invitation into her mind; a glimpse at the thinking process in creating intriguing compositions. It presents to us an idea of order and disorder and how our brains process the construction of an image. I’m intrigued by this piece as it eludes to an infinite amount of possibilities and that what we see here are only moments in a continuous mechanism. These moments capture how our brains try to grasp onto something tangible that we can relate to: to offer us comfort or recognition, and come to a conclusion that what we are looking at is something familiar.

It is not difficult to appreciate the influence of this process on creating and viewing architecture and space. To treat a facade as a kit of parts that needs to be assembled/desembled to create something recognisable. To see forms that bring nostalgia of past moments in time. An appreciation of disorder in architecture would at first seem counterintuitive, but this just might be the perfect route to another kind of order, not yet seen or used.

Stephen Mackie

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Nocturnal industrialists

Posted in Announcements by ryanmcloughlin on August 18, 2011

From now until the submission date, 1st of September, I will posting images of night time industrial happenings, on the waterlogged side streets of Mumbai. The images will be focusing on the labour intensive crafts, industries of human effort. Blood sweat and chai. #matzine10

Endeavours to distil my surroundings, catch its rawest forms.

What will be yours?