archphoto 2.0 #00
is the title of the magazine’s number zero issue, an insight of how Italian society has changed over 150 years through its architecture and visual arts. How have Italian cities evolved/involved? Should Italy be considered a country that is hostile to architecture? We can and must write another, stereotype-free Italian history, this is why we have given this issue a blank cover. An encouragement to start again from Italian contemporary culture’s ground zero to rebuild, redesign new projects, new languages that can compete with their European, Spanish, Dutch, German and British counterparts, as well as Asian superpowers, China and India, or North and South America. Precisely for this reason we decided to opt for the “classic” radical fanzine format, Archigram-style, in English only in an attempt to start a dialogue with the rest of the world.
These are the premises of archphoto 2.0, an uncompromising, radical magazine, open to the propagation of knowledge that cannot remain confined in the isolated room of self-referential intellectualism but should build a widespread and self-aware process of cultural innovation open to society.
Publisher: PLUG_IN. 2012. Softcover. 22,5×31,5 cm. Pages: 24. Language: English. Color illustrated. RRP:€ 10,00. ISBN: 978-88-95459-06-6