Julia Galef reports back from a New York exhibition that celebrates architectural fanzines of the late 1990’s
‘A Few Zines: Dispatches from the Edge of Architectural Production ,’ Jan 8-Feb 28 at Studio X, NYC
In today’s blog-saturated world, it’s easy to forget that just a decade ago, photocopying and mailing ‘zines’ was a fast, cheap mode of distribution.
But that was the state of things in 1996, when Mimi Zeiger founded architecture zine loud paper as a ‘slambamgetitoutthere’ alternative to the mainstream architectural discourses. Now, an exhibit curated by Ms. Zeiger at Studio X in Manhattan’s East Village – ‘A Few Zines: Dispatches from the Edge of Architectural Production,’ on display from January 8 to February 28 — looks back at the trail blazed by loud paper and its cousins.