Get to Know Your Zinester: uxo architects

Who: uxo architects

What would you like people to know about your zines?
We just published our first zine as uxo architects, Architectural Labor, earlier this year. As a worker-owned business, we want to start a conversation about the labor that goes into building architecture. As a profession we owe it to ourselves to discuss both the beautiful and the mundane aspects that make up our day-to-day practice.

At our table we’ll also have zines by other progressive architecture organizations, including The Architecture Lobby, an organization that advocates for the value of labor in architecture, Womxn in Design, Harvard’s student organization committed to advancing gender equity in architecture, and Free Association Magazine, a Seattle-based zine that fights for bottom-up architecture.

Tell us about a zine maker or zine that has had an impact on you.
In terms of direct precedent and inspiration for what we’re doing, Free. Ass. Mag. was the zine that showed us that there was an audience for architecture zines. Our content draws inspiration from the work that Gato Negro Ediciones does out of Mexico City.

What are you looking forward to at L.A. Zine Fest 2019?
We’re looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing all of the west coast zines… Even though we’ve been in California a few years we’re still more familiar with the mid-west and east coast.

Make sure to check out uxo architects’ table at L.A. Zine Fest 2019 on Sunday, May 26th at Helms Bakery in Culver City!

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