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“Are We Sitting Comfortably?” An Evening with Crumble Magazine

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Golden Hare Books is delighted to be teaming up with Crumble Magazine for this event to celebrate the release of Issue 4 of the Edinburgh-based architectural magazine that explores the relationship of society, culture and the wider world in relation to the built environment. We’ve been stocking them since they began in 2016!

Join Crumble in discussion at Golden Hare on 29th May as contributors from the most recent issue and the managing editor of Crumble explore some of the ideas and challenges presented in the new magazine…

  • What makes us comfortable (or uncomfortable)?

  • Is one of these feelings better or more important than the other?

  • What can architects/urban planners/ city residents do to make more comfortable environments for us all?

Come along and join the discussion! Wine will be served. Ticket price is redeemable against the cost of the magazine, and back issues will be available as well as the new issue.

About Crumble

Crumble is an independent magazine that takes an alternative view of architecture and explores the way that it shapes the world around us. Edited and published by students from the University of Edinburgh, the magazine aims to widen architectural discourse and acts as a platform for writers from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Crumble was awarded the Stack Award for Best Student Magazine in 2017 and has been praised for the diversity of their content, the graphic quality of their illustration and their unique approach to risograph printing. Issue #3, “Conflict//Resolution” was launched in July 2018, and is currently on sale at a wide range of outlets across the UK, Europe and Asia, as well as through our online store.

Issue #4, “Are we Sitting Comfortably?”, will launch in early May 2019. The new magazine investigates a range of different perspectives on the notion of comfort, and how we feel about the environments in which we live. 

About the panel

Chair: Daniel Anderson

Dan is an MA Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh and Crumble’s Managerial Editor. Involved in the magazine since its conception in 2016, he has helped to coordinate the team effort to develop Crumble into an award-winning publication available across the globe. Dan’s interests lie in the potential for initiatives within the wider Scottish architectural community to open the conversation around our buildings and cities to everyone. He is currently working for 3DReid in Edinburgh.

Panellist: Sophie Burgess

Sophie is an architectural assistant who graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. She has worked in London and Berlin and is currently with John McAslan and Partners in Edinburgh.  Her article in Crumble Issue #4 explored “space for art and art for space”, investigating the concept of the sublime and how it can be employed by artists and architects in construction.

Panellist: Bethan Jones

Bethan is a BSc Geography student at the University of Edinburgh, with interests in contemporary human, gender and urban planning issues. From her perspective as a geography student she has explored architectural space as a blur between arts and sciences and an environment to examine anthropocentrism, gender and class.

Panellist: Frances Driscoll

Frances is an MA Fine Art student at Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in painting and printmaking but working in a wide range of other disciplines. Living in Edinburgh led her to develop an interest in the architecture that surrounds her as a space for work and play. Her article in Crumble Issue #4 explored the comfort we find within our own homes by transcribing interactions at her family’s Thanksgiving table.


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