Support Architecture NZ magazine
23 April 2020
During this time of unprecedented pressure on magazine publishing in New Zealand, our one remaining architecture title needs your support.
Media organisations are facing challenging times, and publications covering architecture and design are no exception. Bauer Media has closed HOME NZ and Your Home & Garden, and AGM Publishing has ceased publication of Houses NZ, Urbis and Interiors.
AGM is continuing to publish Architecture NZ, which for decades has been the only magazine covering all aspects of New Zealand architecture. But it is a very difficult commercial situation for the title, as advertising revenue has drastically diminished.
AGM is looking for the support of the architectural community, and from people and organisations with an interest in architecture and an appreciation of the role it plays in the social and economic life of New Zealand.
The publisher and editor of Architecture NZ have addressed the NZIA membership in a letter which may be read on Architecture Now, and many members of the NZIA have expressed their support for Architecture NZ. Their messages can also be read on Architecture Now.
Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA President Tim Melville is one of those who has expressed support for the magazine. He writes:
“Architecture New Zealand has had a long association with the architectural profession in New Zealand and performs a valuable role in covering a wide range of the work of New Zealand’s architects. It has played an important part in the preservation of the historical record of our architecture – without the magazine, much of that history would be invisible. Architecture New Zealand has also provided a much-needed venue for the debates and discussions that attend architectural practice, and for the work of writers and photographers who have specialised in architecture. I hope the publication weathers the current storm and continues to chronicle the development of architecture in Aotearoa.”
One tangible way that people can support Architecture NZ is to subscribe to the magazine. An annual subscription is $68; subscriptions can be ordered from the AGM online store.
Discounted subscription rates are offered to NZIA Members and Friends of Architecture. (Promo codes have been sent to members of these groups).
All NZIA members already receive the title at no cost to them. What AGM is asking is that NZIA members consider, instead, taking out a subscription that will support Architecture NZ. (If members do not wish to do this, they will continue to receive the magazine.)
AGM Publishing undertakes to make a pro rata refund of an annual subscription if for any reason issues of Architecture NZ are not published.