100% Funded


Target: €1600


€1,600 Raised


41 Funders

2ha is a magazine interested in suburbia

By Michael Hayes


2ha is a magazine interested in the suburbs.

Last year, we ran a successful Fundit campaign which provided us with the means to publish our first #6 issues. Since then, we've engaged with architects, artists and academics to disseminate exclusively written or unshared work that both examines and reimagines the spaces which make up our suburban landscapes.

Each issue is formatted in order to explore the phenomenon of suburbia and its relationship to a particular field of study. So far we've covered subjects such as photography, public space, history, language, and typology. Our aim is to ultimately develop a body of work which may be read individually or as a single piece of investigation.

We feel there's still a few more topics worthy of investigation - over the next 12 months, we plan to produce four new editions, on a quarterly basis, in accordance with the following outline of themes and publications:

#07 Suburbia + Cinema
#08 Suburbia + Modernism
#09 Suburbia + Sport
#10 Suburbia + Capital

To our existing subscribers and purchasers – We'd like to thank you again for your support. Without your initial funding none of this project would have been possible. We hope you've enjoyed the last year's worth of publications and that your interest in 2ha continues.
To our potential funders – We hope that 2ha might be the kind of magazine you'd like to read. If you'd like any further information about our previous issues please visit our website at 2ha.ie. Or should you have any queries, please feel free to get in touch.

The Future
For our second year of publishing we're planning on producing a bigger magazine with 50% more pages. We're also seeking out some new collaborations. For example, SET collective will be editing/designing a special pull-out supplement for issue #07, while Docomomo shall be handed the reigns for issue #08. In addition, we aim to develop a more global reach, and hope the range of our contributors shall reflect this.

All of the money raised will go towards the production of 150 copies of each issue.

The Team
Michael Hayes is our editor. He's an architecture graduate with an interest in publishing. Michael has previously edited the UCD Architecture Yearbook 2012/13, and currently sits on the editorial board of Architecture Ireland (journal of the RIAI) and Building Material (journal of the AAI).

Rory Bradley is our designer. He studied Visual Communications at IADT and now works for Studio Aad.

Ste Murray is our long-time collaborator. He has (among many other things) directed, filmed and edited our Fundit campaign video. Ste is a photographer and designer.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at editor@2ha.ie or see our website for further details: www.2ha.ie. For everything else, you can catch us via tumblr or twitter: @2ha_magazine.



2ha magazine / Fundit 2015 - last orders

This is it! We're less than 24 hours away from wrapping up our last ever Fundit campaign. We're excited, nervous and just that bit giddy about the thought of reaching our target and getting to work on the year ahead. But we're not there yet! Though we've been lucky enough to receive funding from many a generous supporter, we're still just that bit short of our final goal. So if you like what we do and would like to see us do a whole lot more of it, please visit our Fundit page and pick out whichever reward you prefer. Now is your chance to make possible a full programme of talks, tours, publications and general suburban good times! All the details about our plans for 2015/16, plus the many rewards on offer, can be found on our Fundit page, but should you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via email, twitter or tumblr. We hope you'll be able to join us for our final year. Kind regards, Michael Hayes

2ha magazine - Fundit 2015

To all our funders, subscribers 'n suburbanistas, As you may have heard (it's all we talk about these days), 2ha magazine has returned to Fundit for our third and final time. In 2014, you made sure 2ha could continue as a project, providing us with the funding to keep printing, writing and researching. Without that support, we wouldn't have been able to develop the magazine to what it is today. We've also been lucky enough to work with some great contributors and to have been supported by a number of public platforms. Without these individuals, we'd have had nothing to say and nowhere to say it. So we'd like to say thank you to everyone who's been involved with 2ha so far – whether you've written articles, purchased issues or just told your friends how awesome we are :) Okay, that's the tear-jerker bit over, now here's the really good news... For our final year, we're planning an extravaganza of suburban good times: We have 4 new editions of 2ha magazine in the works. Our outline of themes and publications includes: #11 suburbia + failure #12 suburbia + power #13 suburbia + boundary #14 suburbia + mapping We have 3 talks, currently being organised and starting in September of this year. Each event will be conceived as a 'live magazine' with four contributors – one each from the world of architecture, academia, art and writing – detailing the ordinary architecture and everyday icons that shape Irish life. This is a new platform for us and by trying this alternative format we hope to spread the suburban joy to an even wider audience. Plus, there'll be free beer and pizza... We have 2 suburban cycling tours organised as part of Open House Dublin – one in the north and the other in the south side of the city, with specially designed maps of each for everyone who takes part. And finally, we have 1 great, big launch party planned to say thanks to everyone who's supported this project and who've made this entire programme possible. So if that sounds good to you, and you'd like to get involved by helping to make all this possible, then please visit our Fundit page at http://fundit.ie/project/2ha-magazine-volume-3. We have a wide range of rewards available, including annual subscriptions, exclusive membership privileges, one-of-a-kind posters and specially designed tote bags, as well as a complete set of back issues for anyone looking to complete their 2ha collection. Looking forward to the year ahead. Best, Michael Hayes ps. Apologies for any cross-posting. These messages are sent via Fundit to all our previous funders and as many of you have supported each of our previous campaign there may be a doubling up in terms of emails.

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