Groundscrapers UN/EARTHED celebrated the release of SOILED’s inaugural issue: Groundscrapers! The event aimed to re-mediate the work of Groundscrapers in a format that is not bound by the dimensions of the printed page. As a participatory live event, UN/EARTHED provoked further discussion about the work of the Department of Unusual Certainties, Stewart Hicks + Allison Newmeyer, Rael San Fratello Architects, John Szot Studio, Dan Weissman, and Katherine Darnstadt.
Throughout the course of the evening, visitors engaged in the Chicago Institute for Land Generation’s Accumulation Officer election, participated in a DIRTea tasting, excavated Bee City local honey, and enjoyed filthy refreshments of all kinds.
SOILED is included on ARCHI-ZINES, a new showcase of fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative discourse to the established architectural press! Special thanks to Elias Redstone.
From the ARCHI-ZINES website:
“ARCHI-ZINES is an expanding archive of the best publications from 2000s to the latest releases, and is growing as new titles and issues are acquired. The publications themselves vary in style (from photocopied zines to professionally printed and bound magazines) and content (from architectural research to personal narratives about buildings and cities). The commonality is a shared interest in documenting and discussing the spaces we occupy in ways that more mainstream or professional publications do not. As well as adding to architectural discourse, they are lovingly made objects to hold and to keep.”
The SOILED Team is interviewed by The Pop-Up City. Special thanks to Brendan Cormier.
The inaugural issue of SOILED, Groundscrapers, is now available! Order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as a PDF [lower resolution]. Contributors to this issue include the Department of Unusual Certainties, Stewart Hicks + Allison Newmeyer, Rael San Fratello Architects, John Szot Studio, Dan Weissman, and Katherine Darnstadt.