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Sébastien Beauregard

RADIATOR

http://radiatorzine.com

Belleville, Paris, France
Sébastien is a Canadian architect, researcher and editor currently based in Paris. Eager to learn from different contexts, he graduated with a MArch from UofT (Toronto, CA), a MARQ from PUC (Santiago, CL) and a BScArch from UdeM (Montréal, CA) with studies at ETSAB (Barcelona, ES). He founded Radiator as a mean to trigger or rediscover trans-disciplinary collaborations and questions about architectural and critical spatial practices embedded in cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

Call for ideas 2020

RADIATOR


A collaborative zine to reconfigure the discussion; no story is too small.

RADIATOR


A collaborative zine to reconfigure the discussion; no story is too small.
Publishing about spatial practice in an accelerated age of scrolling, browsing and capital.
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Type of project
  • Next alliances

The RADIATOR editorial project comes from a need for a fast-paced, reactive, transversal publication where ideas, texts, and realities about space, art, politics and architecture (among others) could be re-contextualized, juxtaposed, and confronted. It seeks collaborations with spatial citizens, practitioners, or researchers who want architecture to be relevant and critical, less bounded to profit and exploitation. We are driven to engage with open re-production for new, unexpected coalitions to give architecture more agency in the 21st century.

It is a triannual mixed format publication curated around the theme of a “room” defined as a lexical field of connected terms and issues. By extending this collaboration with Future Architecture, RADIATOR will launch in a European context, exploring unanticipated connections and disruptions, feeding future iterations with different stories across sociopolitical contexts, coming together through a shared experience of our space in the room.


1st issue. Launched for free in Canada in 2018, it combines different formats: drawing, photomontage, interview, abstract, excerpts from 1 to 6 pages. The re-appropriation of existing work and images asks what happens when we reconfigure what we know, challenging our tools, their history and use. In an accelerating world of constant information sharing, efficient communication needs to be responsive and flexible in length. No story is too small story, even well-informed posts from social media.

7 sheets per zine. First and foremost a cheap physical object, easy to re-produce and share in-person, RADIATOR is not restrained to one format and finish, given the goal both of accessibility and editorial rigor. As for now, an issue is composed of 28 A5 pages, 7 A4 sheets folded in two and stapled together. Any photocopier can reproduce it; with one 500 sheets ream, you can print 71 copies. The zine can also be found as on-screen pdf, or as printable pdf that allows for direct re-production.

Lexical field of the 1st issue - the “room” Hallway. It is a skeleton for unlikely associations to trigger the imagination and open discussion about space, across disciplines. Each time, the theme is defined by every iterative contribution. With 6-8 contributors/issue, 3x/year, a community of at least 20 strong can be created in a year. Future Architecture is a catalyst for RADIATOR to expand its reach, finding new collaborations, ultimately growing its editorial team horizontally in Europe.

RADIATOR


A collaborative zine to reconfigure the discussion; no story is too small.

RADIATOR


A collaborative zine to reconfigure the discussion; no story is too small.
Publishing about spatial practice in an accelerated age of scrolling, browsing and capital.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

The RADIATOR editorial project comes from a need for a fast-paced, reactive, transversal publication where ideas, texts, and realities about space, art, politics and architecture (among others) could be re-contextualized, juxtaposed, and confronted. It seeks collaborations with spatial citizens, practitioners, or researchers who want architecture to be relevant and critical, less bounded to profit and exploitation. We are driven to engage with open re-production for new, unexpected coalitions to give architecture more agency in the 21st century.

It is a triannual mixed format publication curated around the theme of a “room” defined as a lexical field of connected terms and issues. By extending this collaboration with Future Architecture, RADIATOR will launch in a European context, exploring unanticipated connections and disruptions, feeding future iterations with different stories across sociopolitical contexts, coming together through a shared experience of our space in the room.


1st issue. Launched for free in Canada in 2018, it combines different formats: drawing, photomontage, interview, abstract, excerpts from 1 to 6 pages. The re-appropriation of existing work and images asks what happens when we reconfigure what we know, challenging our tools, their history and use. In an accelerating world of constant information sharing, efficient communication needs to be responsive and flexible in length. No story is too small story, even well-informed posts from social media.

7 sheets per zine. First and foremost a cheap physical object, easy to re-produce and share in-person, RADIATOR is not restrained to one format and finish, given the goal both of accessibility and editorial rigor. As for now, an issue is composed of 28 A5 pages, 7 A4 sheets folded in two and stapled together. Any photocopier can reproduce it; with one 500 sheets ream, you can print 71 copies. The zine can also be found as on-screen pdf, or as printable pdf that allows for direct re-production.

Lexical field of the 1st issue - the “room” Hallway. It is a skeleton for unlikely associations to trigger the imagination and open discussion about space, across disciplines. Each time, the theme is defined by every iterative contribution. With 6-8 contributors/issue, 3x/year, a community of at least 20 strong can be created in a year. Future Architecture is a catalyst for RADIATOR to expand its reach, finding new collaborations, ultimately growing its editorial team horizontally in Europe.


Idea by

Sébastien Beauregard
RADIATOR
Belleville
Paris
France
Sébastien is a Canadian architect, researcher and editor currently based in Paris. Eager to learn from different contexts, he graduated with a MArch from UofT (Toronto, CA), a MARQ from PUC (Santiago, CL) and a BScArch from UdeM (Montréal, CA) with studies at ETSAB (Barcelona, ES). He founded Radiator as a mean to trigger or rediscover trans-disciplinary collaborations and questions about architectural and critical spatial practices embedded in cultural and socioeconomic diversity.