What is mat.zine?

mat.zine is a collaborative zine which dwells in the peripheries of architecture – and traverses art, archaeology, literature and more.


mat.zine – ‘Material Zine’ -began in 2009 as an experiment in the rapid publishing of research ideas for a group of  Dundee School of Architecture M.Arch students. Issues 1-4 explored and presented the work of the group and were edited collectively. With issue 5 mat.zine bacame a publication open to all and edited by many; freely available and made possible by the exchange of ideas in the cloud.

Each edition is framed by a theme. The theme is selected and a call for submissions announced by the editor, which alternates for each edition. All content is welcome for consideration; drawings, photographs, writing and whatever else you might create. The editor then formats the content as they desire and in accordance with the theme. The zine is published on this site; as a digital edition and a print-ready pdf which anyone may enjoy and distribute. We encourage you to print as many copies as you can, and spread them far and wide.

Content, enquiries and expressions of interest are invited at

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