During the Fall of Archigram member Dennis Crompton made a tour of five schools of architecture in . Published in Archigram Magazine Issue 9 (as top). The project was run by EXP, an architectural research group at the University of Westminster. Archigram Began Life as a Magazine produced at. This document was Archigram 1, the first issue of a magazine – if a single sheet can be called that – that was to grow in pagination and.

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Plug-in-City is a mega-structure with no buildings, just a massive framework into which dwellings in the form of cells or standardised components could be slotted.

We were into Americana even though at that point none of us had been to America. When the Westminster archive was finished, there was an event. Dennis Crompton has been very vocal about the fact that the archogram was about architecture and science fiction, not specifically about comics.

By the early s the strategy of the group had changed. Views Read Edit View history. The fourth one was the first one that really hit the international market.

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They are now more magaziine with the infiltration of technology into the environment magazzine a much less obvious level”. Sadler, op citarcgigram. Then, when they went to America, they reverted it to drinking beer, wearing denim, and smoking French cigarettes. Was it a gathering of ideas that the different members shared, or did it spring from one person? I just thought that the projects that we did were possible. Well, everybody says it does, because I think that is the easy thing to say.


It was a baggy enough group to contain differences of opinion. I never read Dan Dare much, not at all actually. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Did Warren produce the collage on his own, and then brought it to the office?

At that point we also started illustrating our own projects. Show 25 25 50 All. He was born in Southend-on-Sea and studied in Bournemouth; Crompton was born in Blackpool and studied in Manchester; Greene was raised and educated in Nottingham.


I would say that there are recurrent themes that link it to Archigram, but also to your metamorphosis drawings and all the work in the middle. There are many places where you can find Archigram, even today. Largely his initiative, he gathered all these comics together. Committed to a ‘high tech’, light weight, infra-structural approach that was focused towards survival technology, the group experimented with modular technology, mobility through the environment, space capsules and mass-consumer imagery.

Dennis Crompton was the person who knew how to do silk print, so that is when we introduced color from the silk print. If we consider for a moment Christo ‘s seminal work — the kagazine cliff’ — we might see it in one of archigarm ways: We had built up a certain head of esteem, so the difference between the third issue and the fourth is the difference between us wanting anybody out there and knowing that people had taken an interest.


The world according to Archigram

The Booka page compendium of the magazines and related works, assembled and edited by Crompton. Hi, Peter, thanks for having us.

This site uses aechigram. Instant City is a mobile technological event that drifts into underdeveloped, drab towns via air balloons with provisional structures performance spaces in tow.

It becomes a little bit of a game. But this one was done by Warren, and then Ron came in to do some of the collages and drawings. He was one of the Situationists. What is the case is that there are few identifiable Archigram buildings. There will also be events to go with the publication. The coincidence is rather funny, though. I know, I know, that was probably partly why.

Here, Peter Cook, Mike Webb, David Greene and others engaged in debates about architecture, and thought of a publication to combine their ideas and communicate them to a qrchigram audience.

This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Like pop artists at around the same time, they wanted their art form to draw energy from the explosions of technology and consumer culture that were happening all around them.

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