The cultural fabric of cities, covering people and projects across art, architecture, design and cross-pollinated creativity with a focus on local makers and projects through to internationally good ideas.
As co-founder of Dutch architectural office MVRDV, Nathalie de Vries has continued to push the organisation in search of a humanist, hybrid approach to creating liveable spaces. Considering the city as inherently constructed, MVRDV's approach remains provocative as it re-imagines our cities moving into the future
Over his three-decade career, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has split his time between high-end commissions and humanitarian architecture for those who have, as he says, an abundance of "power and money", and for others for whom architecture is purely a means to survive. In the recent print issue of Assemble Papers, Eugenia Lim speaks to Ban about the quest for social purpose that drives his work
Virginia-based landscape architect Julie Bargmann of D.I.R.T. Studio creates places that defy traditional notions of nature and beauty. To her, a landscape represents the intertwining of social and ecological cycles, over time. Emily Wong speaks to Julie about how she uses 'toxic beauty' to transform industrial sites into 21st-century public spaces with a past, present and future
Almost a year after their first exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, 1-OK Club’s second effort is finally here! We’re proud to be presenting it at the current Assemble Papers HQ, 122 Roseneath St. Opening Friday 1 July, ‘WORKS 44-52’ will see nine designers showcase nine new works both #IRL and digitally. We caught up with Dale and André ahead of the opening
Melding video, sound and performance, Melbourne artist Zoe Scoglio’s interdisciplinary practice urges us to think about time. Contemplating a continuum stretching from the Big Bang through to possible futures in which humans may no longer inhabit Earth, Zoe’s art presents a perspective that contextualises our fleeting lives within a vast cosmological timeframe
For Claire Doherty, public art is an opportunity to inspire and surprise by engaging directly in people's lives. As founding director of Bristol-based arts organisation Situations, Doherty opens the public realm to art through unconventional, long-term programs. Rachel Elliot-Jones speaks to Claire Doherty on how Situations continually disrupts our expectations of public art