Cityzines is the publishing medium for the project Cityzines structured around a program designed to promote the publishing world of Portuguese alternative publications known as fanzines (zines) and linked to the theme of the city (city), i.e. focusing on the multifaceted richness of urban, architectural and visual culture that characterizes these urban areas and their life experiences.
The specificity of this project in relation to their home country — Portugal — is counterbalanced by the range and diversity of its thematic universe - architecture, public space, urban culture, drawing, photography and film. is collection will help to create a space for debate and critical commentary, as well as to encourage and promote the production and creation of Portuguese cityzines at a national and international levels.
Authors and Editors of 1st Publication: Pedro Leão Neto (ed.), Ana aragão, Elias Redstone, Ivo Poças Martins, Joaquim Moreno, Nuno Grande, Pedro Leão Neto, José Luís Neves
The creation of Cityzines collection intends to strengthen and promote the study and dissemination of author’s editions and other publications linked to the theme of architecture, city and territory, where the image and photography are present in a significant way, with a special interest and focus on the multifaceted richness of urban, architectural and visual culture that characterizes the urban agglomerations and their experiences.
This collection started with a survey more focused on the Portuguese context, but also integrates publications from other countries with a view to internationalization of the project.
It was decided to start this collection by topic A1 - Artistic Photography and Documentary: Architecture, City and Territory, for reasons connected with only two facts: first there is at this time, a greater number of alternative publications pertaining to this topic, according by the fact that they had already been there longer subject specific study through the work of the research line City spaces and Culture of the CCRE group.