The Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF) is back! Like previous years, we’ll be there with the freshly printed Assemble Papers Issue 7, hot off the press and available to take home even before it’s even been launched. Themed ‘In/formation’, Issue 7 looks at collective action and activism through art, design, architecture, urbanism and the environment in the information age, considering the possibilities of citizen science and the power of people to enact real, tangible change in the world.
We’ll be hanging out at the Melbourne Art Book Fair for the entire weekend (Friday 10–5pm; Saturday 10am–8pm; Sunday 10am–5pm) so be sure to stop by our stand for a chat & to get your hands on the latest issue. Taking place for the third time, MABF celebrates the best in local and international art publications with over 200 stallholders across architecture, art, design and photography. Leading art book publishers such as Steidl (DE), Commune Press (JP), Sternberg Press (GER), MACK (UK) and The Heavy Collective will all be present alongside local favourites The Good Copy, Uro Publications, un Projects, Ladies of Leisure and more, while the MABF program features a range of talks, launches and workshops (see the full program here).
Original image: Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016, by Hudson Brown.
Where: Melbourne Art Book Fair, National Gallery of Victoria
When: Thu 16 – Sun 19 Mar
How much: Preview party $20 / $16. Free entry to fair!
"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