About the Journal

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is about the spaces between idea and thing, where perfect correspondence is never entirely 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 disseminating research into architectural thought and design ideas, the Journal acts as a critical platform for reviewing and discussing 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 were 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 our sponsors' sustained and generous support.

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 disseminating architecture and thought. It is a non-profit journal published once a year. Interstices rely upon institutional and private support to fund its editorial production to remain independent. 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 has non-exclusive publishing rights. Authors retain copyright over their own work. 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 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.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. All articles, from 2022 onwards, are made available using a Creative Commons nonexclusive worldwide license (Attribution 4.0 International CC BY 4.0) electronic dissemination of the article via the Internet, and, a nonexclusive right to license others to reproduce, republish, transmit, and distribute the content of the journal. All articles prior to 2022 are freely available to read and download but not covered by a Creative Commons Licence. 

Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts does not charge any fees for submission, publication or access to articles.

Although Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is fully open access, authors may share pre-print and post-print versions at any time. 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is published annually.

Peer Review Process

All peer-reviewed content and submitted articles go through a double-blind review process. Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers selected by the issue editor. The editors make final decisions for acceptance and revisions based on the recommendations provided by the reviewers.

Plagiarism Policy

All authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts reserves the right to use Turnitin software to screen any article for plagiarism. If evidence of plagiarism is found at any stage, (before or after the paper's publication), the author will be afforded an opportunity for rebuttal. If the arguments are found to be unsatisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted, and the author will be restricted from publishing in our Journal in the future. We accept all terms and conditions of COPE in relation to plagiarism. 

Archiving and preservation 

This Journal's content is preserved using the LOCKSS archiving system. LOCKSS is a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the Journal for purposes of preservaion and restoration.