Assemble Papers issue #1

Our first ever print edition features a selection of greatest hits from the website, exploring our commitment to local and international small footprint living and creativity. The aim of this printed version is to expand, reach out and connect with a broader audience, further pollinating the conversation, thinking and action around cities, design, architecture, art and sustainability.

Assemble Papers in print has landed. As of 11.41am today we reached our target on Pozible, which gives us the extra little nudge required to get issue #1 out into the hands and hearts of Melbourne, and beyond.

Bringing the publication into the print realm has been a long held dream for the Assemble team, and it is something Euge, Pino, Quino and Ben have been working tirelessly to get off the ground for the last two years. I feel incredibly lucky to be part of getting the first issue across the finish line.

Issue #1 features a selection of greatest hits from the website, exploring our commitment to local and international small footprint living and creativity. The aim of this printed version is to expand, reach out and connect with a broader audience, further pollinating the conversation, thinking and action around cities, design, architecture, art and sustainability.

The timing of our pioneer print foray is important. The current housing affordability crisis in Melbourne, coupled with the recent changes to residential zonings proposed by local councils, has huge implications for the urban fabric and social diversity of our city. This publication is intended as a tangible invitation to pause, think, and participate. A call to arms, if you will, as the time to have an opinion is now.

A limited edition of 5000 copies will be distributed free throughout the cafes, shops and galleries of Melbourne and select locations interstate. It’s a real head-turner – beautifully designed by the incredible Tristan Main, and printed by MPD in Sydney on AFS and FSC-certified paper stock from sustainably managed forests in Tasmania.

A HUUUUGE thank you to our many supporters on Pozible, those who tooted and booted the campaign on their social media, and of course to all our friends who donated rewards:

Alpha 60
Best in Park
Centre for Contemporary Photography
CHAMP Magazine
Dagmar Rousset
Dress Up
Everyday Coffee
General Assembly
Henry Wilson
Herr Blick
Leah Jackson ceramics
Like Butter
Local People Denim
MANY MANY
Melbourne City Rooftop Honey
Mr Kitly
Pop Plant
School of Life
SUKU
supercyclers
Third Drawer Down
tin&ed

None of this would have been possible without your help.


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