After an outstanding contribution to Assemble Papers as Editor over the last year and a half, Sara has decided it is time to leave her role and pursue new opportunities, a decision which we were sad to learn of, but fully support. This has been a difficult decision for Sara because there is no one more passionate about Assemble Papers and what it stands for.
Sara’s contribution to the publication has been exceptional and she has conducted herself with professionalism, passion, creativity, good humour, resilience and unwavering focus, notwithstanding a very challenging environment. Sara has enthusiastically given her all to the publication and this outstanding effort is reflected in her numerous achievements, a selection of which are summarised below.
Assemble Papers print issue 7: Titled In/formation, dressed in glorious pink and jam-packed with intelligence and inspiration on the topic of collective action and the power of people to address the world’s challenges.
Assemble Papers print issue 6: Titled Future Local, the issue celebrated and explored the importance of context in our future urban environments, from architecture and urban planning to smaller-scale solutions and artistic ideas with big implications.
Assemble Papers online: Managing and growing the publication online.
Partnerships: Initiating, curating, meticulously planning and publicly speaking for partnerships and programs with organisation such as Climarte, MPavilion, Open House Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria.
Brutalist Block Party: In collaboration with Rachel Elliot-Jones and Anita Delle-Vergini, Sara contributed to the delivery of talks and workshops, lunches, dinners, social situations and a produce market that was attended by over 2500 people in May 2016 – presented by Assemble Papers and Open House Melbourne at 122 Roseneath St., Clifton Hill.
Mentorship: Mentoring colleagues, writers and collaborators who have benefited tremendously from her knowledge and advice.
Office culture: Sara has been an active and enthusiastic member of the studio and a pleasure to work with.
Sara has achieved a great deal during her tenure, while also pursuing many activities outside of the studio, including hosting her radio show Parallel Lines every Wednesday on Triple R, numerous speaking engagements and passionately supporting her 2016 Premiership-winning football side, the Western Bulldogs.
Sara’s fingerprint on Assemble Papers will leave a wonderful legacy for the next editor and a strong platform for the next chapter of the publication.
Sara, we sincerely thank you for your amazing contribution to Assemble and Assemble Papers and we wish you the very best in your future endeavours and sincerely hope there is opportunity to work together in the future.
Ben, Pino and Quino
Main image: Sugar Mountain x Visions Festival (UK) Dog Show at MPavilion, January 2017. Photo by Hayley Benoit for Broadsheet.
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