Archigram Archival Project


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For the past few months WAG have been working closely with EXP on the development and launch of new Archigram Archival Project website.

The Archigram Archival Project makes the work of the seminal architectural group Archigram available free online for public viewing and academic study. The project was run by EXP, the architectural research group at the University of Westminster, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and made possible by the members of Archigram and their heirs, who retain copyright of all images.

Archigram Began Life as a Magazine produced at home by the members of the group, showing experimental work to a growing, global audience. Nine (and a half) seminal, individually designed, hugely influential, and now very rare magazines were produced between 1961 and 1974. The last ‘half’ was an update on the group’s office work rather than a ‘full’ Archigram magazine.

More Than 200 Projects are included in the Archigram Archival Project. The AAP uses the group’s mainly chronological numbering system, which includes projects done by members before they met; the Archigram magazines (grouped together at no 100); work done by Archigram as a group between 1961 and 1974, as well as later exhibitions, books, magazines and evolutions of Archigram projects.

The site officially launches next Monday, 19th April 2010.

http://archigram.westminster.ac.uk

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