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'Archigram'

"In late 1960, in various flats in Hampstead, a loose group of people started to meet: to criticize projects, to concoct letters to the press, to combine to make competition projects, and generally prop one another up against the boredom of working in a London architectural office.

It became obvious that some publication would help.

The main British magazines did not at that time publish student work, so that Archigram was reacting to this as well as the general sterility of the scene.

The title came from a notion of a more urgent and simple item than a journal, like a 'telegram' or 'aerogramme,' hence 'archi(tecture)-gram.'...

By this time Peter Cook, David Greene, and Mike Webb, in making a broadsheet, had started a new Group."

Dennis Crompton

Praeger


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