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.
"When ‘family’ is unshackled from ‘nature’ and ‘biology’, and hitched instead to ‘choice’ or ‘artifice’ or even just to ‘love’, then the possibilities are endless.” Naomi Stead considers what is radical, what is family and questions how the limited stock of conventional family housing can serve, and impact, the potentially limitless arrangements of radical families
Let's not get so caught up in the promises of 'smart cities' to forget that we live material lives. In the latest instalment in a series of articles from our West Coast partners 'Future West' (Australian Urbanism), Dr Sarah Barns, research fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society, considers putting digital to work in shaping great places
Crises are opportunities for rebuilding resilience. In the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, the need to counter social isolation with close-knit communities gave the impetus to the first purpose-built share house in Japan. Emily Wong spoke to Satoko Shinohara of Spatial Design Studio about Share Yaraicho