The new print issue of Assemble Papers is out, and it’s our biggest, smartest and most beautiful so far. Developed in partnership with Living Cities Forum, AP#8: Metropolis. looks at a year of populism and crises and offers counter-examples of how we can live together well. Metropolis. includes words and ideas from OMA’s David Gianotten, Rory Hyde, Dan Hill, Carolyn Whitzman, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Chen Wei, and others.
Join us at this year’s freshly-opened MPavilion for a launch party celebrating the release of AP#8: Metropolis.
Main image: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, ‘Touch Sanitation Performance’ (1979-1980) including ‘Handshake Ritual’ with workers of New York City Department of Sanitation.Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.
Where: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
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Being able to work across our differences is crucial if we are to solve the housing crisis in Melbourne, says urban planning professor Carolyn Whitzman, of University of Melbourne. Whitzman's background in activism now underpins her work on solving Melbourne's housing crisis: she describes her research as trying to make social change happen through experiments in deliberative democracy
Our 8th print issue of Assemble Papers, ‘Metropolis.’, muses on the power of cities and their citizens to instigate and enact global change. AP editor Jana Perkovic shares her thoughts on the evolution of the issue, published in partnership with this year's MPavilion