The second iteration of the biennial VOLUME Art Book Fair will be taking over Sydney’s Artspace, presenting the work of over 70 local and international publishers, from New York to South Korea. Presented in partnership with Artspace, Printed Matter, Inc., New York and Perimeter Books, Melbourne, the Fair includes a free schedule of talks, workshops, book launches, readings and performances expanding and complementing the main exhibition programme. Ever wanted to make your own book? Register your interest in BOOK MACHINE II – an interactive installation-workshop pairing public participants with emerging designers to create their own publications.
"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