Assemble Papers Issue 7, ‘In/formation’, is out now in Melbourne and Sydney – with many more locations to be added! If we haven’t reached a stockist near you yet, check back here soon as we continue to spread our latest print issue far and wide.
Issue 7 is presented in partnership with CLIMARTE ahead of its upcoming ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival – an event that harnesses the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. Inspired by the work of our partners, Issue 7 of Assemble Papers considers collective action and activism across the areas of art, design, architecture, urbanism and the environment in the information age, and the power of people to collectively enact real, tangible change on big and small scales. Also central to Issue 7 is the concept of citizen science – the collection and analysis of scientific data by members of the general public. What are the possibilities of grassroots and DIY citizen science techniques in investigating environmental, social and political concerns? And how can these techniques be employed in the arts and design spheres?
In this issue: the Wangan & Jagalingou people’s fight against Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in Northern Queensland; Mel Evans and Liberate Tate take a stand against unethical arts funding; and a resident-led initiative at Bourj Al Shamali, a longstanding Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, uses a humble citizen-science technique to empower its inhabitants. Meanwhile, photographer Alisha Gore captures the heart and soul of Sydney’s under-threat Sirius building and some of its loudest advocates; Berlin-based architecture collective Raumlabor believes in the possibilities of urban occupation; and Ernesto Oroza documents resistance through design and everyday ingenuity in Cuba. We also sit down with Robin Boyd Foundation director and founder Tony Lee; Rafaela Pandolfini pays a visit to the home of Goodgod founders Jim Singline and Hana Shimada… and so much more!
Head to one of our many stockists to grab your free copy of Issue 7. If you’re unable to reach any of our listed locations but would still love to read the latest print edition, please send a prepaid/stamped self-addressed A4 envelope (for a 150g letter) to: c/o Assemble Papers, 150 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066.
Western influence in Japan has a fascinating and turbulent history. Architect Keith Little looks at how that complex relationship is embodied in Tokyo's Kyudōkaikan, one of the few buildings to survive the rapid economic growth of the twentieth century. Recent restoration of the complex was funded through an innovative business model, which reflects the temple's masterful blending of the old and the new
Eavesdropping is a part of life: we hear things that are not intended for us all the time. Yet the word’s meaning has changed over time. For our second collaboration with Liquid Architecture, sonic artist and researcher Sam Kidel has prepared us a mixtape that uncouples voice and personhood: “I created the mix as a tool for feeling into unsettled experiences of voice.”
Gregory Lorenzutti was working in Tacloban City when he met a group of young performers preparing for the first fiesta since Typhoon Haiyan had devastated the region, 18 months earlier. In this photography series, Lorenzutti captures the beauty of Filipino queerness, and the complex story of how LGBTIQ families were affected by the city's rebuilding