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.
It’s time for the second instalment of ‘Tokyo Life’ – the special Living Not Decorating series brought to us by R-ESTATE TOKYO. This week, Ben Davis speaks with David Glaettli – creative director of Japanese furniture brand Karimoku New Standard – about nomadic living, the influence of Kyoto on his practice, and life in his Toritsu-Daigaku home
5x4 Hayes Lane isn't the typical home you'd expect to find tucked in at the end of a narrow laneway in leafy East Melbourne. We step inside this pocket-sized project and speak to its owner, Ralph Alphonso, about his decision to stretch the project's small footprint of 20 square metres over four storeys, and about the challenges that arose during the construction of this extraordinary home
The Greening Bourj Al Shamali initiative aims to green and improve the living conditions in the Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp in Lebanon, a theoretically temporary Palestinian refugee camp that's now a 60-year-old informal urban environment, densely built and without green spaces. Sara Savage speaks to the team behind the initiative about 'balloon mapping' the camp in the name of self-determination