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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