2ha - an archizine for the suburbs
Michael Hayes | Dublin
- Target: €1200
rewards for funding this project:
You will receive a digital edition of the first issue, as well as a thank you for your support in the magazine and website.
You will receive a printed edition of the first issue posted directly to your door. In addition you will receive a digital edition of the first issue, as well as a thank you for your support in the magazine and website.
You will receive a year's subscription to both the print and digital issue of the magazine (posted to your address). In addition you will be thanked for your support in the magazine and website.
You will receive a guided walking tour of suburbia as mapped in Issue #1. The tour will be led by the magazine's editor and will involve historical and architectural talks on the area. In addition, you will receive a year's subscription to both the print and digital issue of the magazine (posted to your address) as well as a thank you for your support in the magazine and website.
You will receive a limited edition pack of 10 Postcards from Suburbia designed by photographer Ste Murray. In addition, you will receive a year's subscription to both the print and digital issue of the magazine (posted to your address) as well as a thank you for your support in the magazine and website.
a project by:
We are a group of recent architecture graduates with an interest and experience in publishing.
Our foundation is architectural.
Our methodology investigative.
Our results, unknown.
2ha is a proposal for a small, independent magazine interested in the suburbs.
We plan to publish on a bimonthly basis over a year-long period, each issue exploring the notion of the suburb and its relationship to a particular field of study. We provisionally propose the following outline of themes and publications:
#1 - Suburbia + Mapping
#2 - Suburbia + Photography
#3 - Suburbia + Public Space
#4 - Suburbia + History
#5 - Suburbia + Language
#6 - Suburbia + Typology
Within the confines of these general themes a system of analysis can be applied.
An issue might begin with an introduction to the topic, including a selection of essays/drawings/mapping/research/doodles that approach the subject from a more universal perspective. In addition, the importance of field work and case studies will be acknowledged, with each magazine grounded in a particular time and place.
Our territory is local.
It’s where we live and work and shop.
It provides the built fabric and daily routine of suburban life.
It offers a cultural landscape worthy of investigation.
The outcome of the project will be six unique publications which may exist independently or be read as a single body of investigation. The work will incorporate a wide range of techniques and disciplines all focused towards developing an understanding of the places and people that make up the Irish suburban condition.
Our aim is to produce high quality work that explores both analytically and creatively the particularity of Dublin's suburbs and to disseminate this knowledge in order to encourage a culture that recognises the realities while envisioning the possibilities of suburban life.
The money raised will go towards a print run of 1000 copies of the first issue. Each of these will be sold and the profits generated will provide funding for a print run of issue 2, and so on and so forth. In this way, the magazine becomes a self-sustaining project that is generated by the work produced.
2ha is led by myself, Michael Hayes. I'm a recent architecture graduate with an interest in publishing. My final year thesis was about an architecture for suburbia and a concern for valuing the ordinary. Previous experience includes running a writing and architecture workshop at the European Architecture Student Assembly (EASA) last summer. The final outcome was a book which may be viewed here: writingisbuilding.wordpress.com. Currently I'm a tutor and yearbook editor at UCD Architecture. I am also Editorial Assistant with Architecture Ireland (the RIAI Journal).
2ha is founded on a principle of open call for ideas and articles. If you'd like to contribute please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our website for further details: www.2ha.ie