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 Gianotten, Rory Hyde, Dan Hill, Carolyn Whitzman, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Chen 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.
"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