Crumble is a collection of spirited, open-minded students and professionals keen to enliven the conversation about architecture in Edinburgh. We’ve set up a new bi-annual magazine that aims to promote interdisciplinary understanding of architecture and place. It provides a platform for people of all backgrounds and disciplines to publish articles and artwork that explore concerns about the future of our surroundings from a local to a global scale. The magazine gives those ideas reach within and beyond the university through public distribution.

The magazine has an emphasis on engaging architecture with its real-world, wider cultural context and exploring how it can provide answers to current political and social issues.

The theme for the upcoming publication (Issue 2) is ‘What’s the Plan?’ The deadline for submissions has now passed, but there’s plenty of excitement and editing to be done. We will be launching in January 2018.

If you have any queries, want to be involved in our discussion groups or would like to discuss the new publication, you can email editor@crumble.press or get in touch via the Facebook page.

Bus advertisement for Crumble magazineCrumble Issue 1:

Our first issue explores ‘What is Urgent’, and it is currently available to purchase online and at selected retailers. Inside you will find writings and illustrations on:

Iconic architecture – The flanneur – Mushrooms as building material – Emergency urbanism – Refugee camps – Disaster relief in Haiti – Cyberspace – Amalgamation – Pugin’s town in 2040 – Edinburgh’s built future – Architects and planners – Sustainable architecture in Iran – Life in boxes – The Badjao tribe – The housing crisis –– Bursting the bubble – Urgent thought – Ghosts – Feminism – Anthropocene armageddon in Venice and Yinchuan – More.

Based at Edinburgh University, Crumble has involved students and professionals from Scotland, England, Vietnam, Singapore, Pakistan, Cyprus, Tanzania, Palestine, Greece, Ukraine, Italy and Russia.

The magazine has involved current and former professionals alongside students of Architecture, Illustration, Product Design, Art, Linguistics, Conservation, Landscape Architecture, History of Art, Urban Planning and English Literature.

You can order the first issue online or pick it up in Edinburgh, London or Manchester at one of our stockists.

The Team:

Editor-in-Chief: Theodore Shack

Designer-in-Chief: Angus Henderson

Treasurer: Erin Poppy Whalley

Content Editors: Holly Baker & Will Tooze

Social Media Editor: Thomas Scott

Copy Editor: Kate Grimshaw

Chief Illustrator: Cécile Ngọc Sương Perdu


Sophie Pipe, Angus Henderson, Roger Emmerson, Peter Wilson, Emeline Beroud, Rory Lamb, Joanna Spreadbury, Theodore Shack, Vsevolod Yurchenko, Calum Anderson, Will Tooze, Dan Wood, Erin Whalley, Asbjørn Eriknauer, Howard Barugahare, Caitlin Macleod, Miranda Smith, Holly Baker, Sofia Paredes, Jessica Bonehill, Lilian Lee, Hannah Kelly, Michael Drax, Gregor Henderson, Yasser Khaldi.