'Political Material' is a magazine about the nature of things. Inspired by the work of Harvard Design Magazine and MacGuffin, 'Political Material' is a publication following the story of a specific material and its relationship to the political world. Issue one explores the world of metal, deep-diving into the ways that metal acts as a mediator between us and broader systemic issues. From house keys and mobile phones to bronze statues and oil rigs, the metal objects of the world spell disaster and hope in equal measure. The accompanying sculptural work explores the topic of hostile architecture, re-contextualising objects and allowing participants to interact with these hostile metal hybrids.