About the Journal

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is about the spaces between idea and thing, where perfect correspondence is never quite found, demanding a realm of endless negotiation and productive interpretation. Its role is not to reaffirm existing normative standards and canons, nor to rest comfortably in the supposed self-sufficiency of the building object, regional identity, composition, nature, function … but to explore the interstices, the gaps and fractures within an institution that appears solid, secure and fixed.

A forum for the dissemination of research into architectural thought and design ideas, the journal acts as a critical platform for the review and discussion of current architectural projects in New Zealand and overseas. Through publications in Interstices, writers and presenters such a the 2005 Pritzker winner Thom Mayne (USA), Mark Wigley (USA), Francesco Venezia and Renato Rizzi (Italy), Mark Goulthorpe (France), Marco Frascari (Canada), Joseph Rykwert (UK), David Leatherbarrow (USA), Alessandra Ponte (CA), Jeff Malpas (AU), Jonathan Hill (UK), Peg Rawes (UK), Gernot Böhme (Germany), Sylvia Lavin (US), Mark Dorrian (UK), Spyros Papapetros (USA), Susan Ruddick (Canada), Moira Gatens (AUS), Peg Rawes (UK), Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (USA), and many others, contributed to contemporary local and international debates. The journal is supported by an Editorial Board of academics and professionals, with members from eight countries. Since 2005, the publication has appeared annually, and all issues are available through the Interstices open journal system.

Over the past years, Interstices has significantly developed its standing as an academic publication and was given an “A” in the Australian Research Council’s journal rating in 2009 and 2010. Interstices was one of 20 publications whose editors were invited to contribute a chapter to 20/20 – Editorial Takes on Architectural Discourse (edited by Kirk Wooler, London: Architectural Association Publications, 2011, pp. 253-62). This would not have been possible without the sustained and generous support of our sponsors.

We would be pleased to receive your contribution for the refereed or non-refereed part – the latter including book reviews, features of performances, or project reviews. Please check for the latest Call for Papers at this site.

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts and one-off publications by Matariki Editions are guided by the enigma he aupiki trust.

Executive Editors:  Andrew Douglas, Julia Gatley, Susan Hedges


Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is an open forum for the dissemination of architecture and thought. It is a non-profit journal published once a year. To remain independent, Interstices relies upon institutional and private support to fund its editorial production. Annual individual sponsorship is available from $500; corporate sponsorship from $1,000; and institutional sponsorship from $3,000. Sponsors will receive full acknowledgement of their contribution in each issue of Interstices for which they are a sponsor

ISSN 1170-585X (Print)
ISSN 2537-9194 (Online)


Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts takes a non-exclusive copyright in the papers submitted and accepted, i.e., we reserve the right to publish and republish the paper (for instance, electronically). Authors are welcome to upload their papers in published form into their institution’s research repository. They retain the right to republish their papers elsewhere, provided that they acknowledge original publication in Interstices.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish images or illustrations with their papers in Interstices; neither editors nor publishers of Interstices accept responsibility for any author’s/authors’ failure to do so.