Assemble Papers Issue 8, ‘Metropolis.’, is now available all across Melbourne! (Keep your eyes peeled as we continue to add more locations in Melbourne, Sydney and other select locations across Australia.)

Presented in partnership with MPavilion (where you can pick up a copy all through spring and summer!) and the inaugural Living Cities Forum, ‘Metropolis.’ muses on the power of cities and their citizens to instigate and enact global change.  AP#8: Metropolis. looks at a year of populism and crises and offers counter-examples of how we can live together well, with words and ideas from OMA’s David GianottenRory HydeDan HillCarolyn WhitzmanMierle Laderman UkelesChen Wei, and many others.

Get down to one of our many stockists to grab your free copy of Issue 8. 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 envelope to: c/o Assemble Papers, 150 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066. We’ll direct a copy straight into your letterbox. 


Assemble Papers Issue #8 Stockists


Centre for Contemporary Photography
Gertrude Contemporary
Modern Times
Mr Kitly
RMIT Design Hub
Inspire9 Richmond
Inspire9 Footscray
Footscray Community Arts Centre
The Substation
Brunswick Mechanics Institute


ACE Open


Save Our Sirius
Gillie and Marc Love Cafe
Sydney Theatre Company


ZK/U (Berlin)
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre (Brussels)
Nussbaum & Wu (New York)
Columbia GSAPP (New York)
Silvana Cafe  (New York)
Brooklyn Roasting Company  (New York)
Princeton University (architecture building) (Princeton)

Where: Melbourne, Sydney and more locations to be added soon!

When: Out now!

How much: Free!


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