P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) was established in 2008 with the aim to re-establish the fanzine as the primary medium for the dissemination of architectural ideas, musings, research and works. It actively seeks to publish thinking that wouldn’t ordinarily be seen in the mainstream architectural press, and we are interested in showing that the architectural is concerned with more than just architecture.


MVRDV, Jane Rendell, Jonathan Hill, Neil Spiller, Pablo Bronstein, David Kohn, The Architecture Foundation, AOC Architects, Bob Sheil, Mario Carpo and Liam Young.

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Rashid Ali, Matthew Butcher, Julian Krueger and Megan O’Shea.


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Matthew Butcher is an academic and designer. He is Associate Professor in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and editor and founder of the architectural newspaper P.E.A.R.: Paper for Emerging Architectural Research. His work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Architecture Foundation, London and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague.

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