Archivio

ARCHIVIO MAGAZINE

DISTRIBUTED IN 18 COUNTRIES
+100 ARCHIVES NARRATED
+13.5K COPIES SOLD

Sold across three continents by over one hundred and fifty outlets, including book shops, museum stores, galleries, and concept stores in eighteen different countries, Archivio is the first and only magazine in the world created entirely with archival material. Featuring the collaboration of leading professionals on the international stage, the magazine has explored 120 archives so far in six collectible issues, four of which are already sold-out.

Archivio is a biannual magazine conceived and published by Promemoria to promote archival culture through a contemporary lens. Since its launch in 2017, the magazine has brought original archival content to book shop shelves throughout the world, through the critical work of an editorial board that is cyclically renewed.

NEW LANGUAGES FOR NEW INSIGHTS INTO ARCHIVES

As the world moves forward, archives become deeper, richer, and more complex. They change continuously. This has given rise to the need to change the publishing cycle into a series of four issues per editorial board, through which to explore a world in constant evolution. A new look, new editorial board, and new format to reflect the change in structure, objective, and perspective.

CRITICAL AND PUBLIC ACCLAIM

Archivio is an independently published magazine of international scope, printed as a limited edition entirely on Fedrigoni paper. The first four issues of the magazine quickly sold out, thanks to The Crime and Power Issue’s winning of the 2018 Stack Award for the Best Use of Photography.

EVERY PERSON IS A MEMORY

Every issue of the magazine is an exploration, an expedition into the past through the drawers of archives and the voices of people whose life in the past has left a mark on the present and the future. Those voices have included Letizia Battaglia, Giorgio Armani, the 2001 Nobel laureate for literature Gao Xingjian, and the artists Nathalie Du Pasquier and Lucia Pescador.

WORDS ARE IMPORTANT

The involvement of major world names, original contributions, and the publication of archival materials make every issue of Archivio unique. In its first four years, the magazine has worked with over eighty writers, artists, designers, archivists, and photographers, all of international fame, and explored the depths of over one hundred archives.

Leafing through the contents of the issues released to date, we find interviews and narrative reports by Valerio Millefoglie, critical features by Marta Sironi, short stories inspired by archival material by Giorgio Vasta and Emmanuela Carbé, brief essays by Enrico Deaglio, Andrea Pinotti, Catherine Dunne, Bruce Sterling, and John Foot, articles from the archives by Carlo Ginzburg, Valerio Magrelli, and Paolo Rumiz, and raids into the archives of Swatch, the Cinema Museum of Turin, Olivetti, TIM, Archives Nationales de France, the Polytechnic of Turin, the Cassero LGBT Center, the Arnoldo & Alberto Mondadori Foundation, Studio Azzurro, and La Triennale di Milano.

A MAGAZINE THAT SPEAKS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Archivio vaunts a readership of over twenty thousand people across three continents, a community uniting eighteen different countries across Europe, America, and Asia, thanks to partnerships with Les Presses Du Réel, Idea Books, and Import News.

More than one hundred and fifty independent book shops, museum stores, and art galleries distribute the magazine, including Flammarion, the Centre Pompidou, the Cahier Central in Paris, CCA—Centre Canadien d’Architecture in Montreal, the National Gallery of Rome, Verso Libri in Milan, Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum in Amsterdam, Kubrik Bookshop in Hong Kong, and Casa Magazines in New York.

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A creative outlet for Promemoria, the magazine brings a breath of fresh air for new ideas and new approaches to curating archive material. Published biannually with exclusive features and interviews, Archivio is distributed around the world, from New York to Hong Kong, and from the Moma to the Centre Pompidou.
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