Happenings

Assemble Papers #10 Launch Party

When: 12 October 2018
Where: MPavilion Queen Victoria Gardens St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004
How much: Free!
More info: RSVP Here!

We’ve made it 10! Assemble Papers #10 has arrived and it’s our most ambitious to date. This issue is presented in partnership with our friends at MPavilion, and informed by the dialogue grown around the Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s Living Cities Forum.

Titled Housing, we address one of the most pressing global concerns. Melbourne has been termed as the fifth most unaffordable housing market in the world, but at the same time, 24,000 Victorians are homeless and almost 400 people sleep rough every night. As we launch, the Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda, formerly run as make-shift crisis housing, has been auctioned off on The Block as five luxury apartments. Listed and sold for seven-figure prices, this is truly emblematic of how wrong we got our priorities for housing. At AP, we’re an optimistic bunch and so #10 offers counter-examples: from ‘housing first’ approaches in Finland, to housing co-ops in the Netherlands and innovative financing in Melbourne – we look at how humans will live in the future, and how we can ensure that all citizens are provided for. AP#10: Housing includes words and images from Carme Pinós, Jack Self, Saskia Sassen, Assemble (UK), Ryue Nishizawa, and more. 

To celebrate the latest issue and the last five years of AP, join us for an evening in the newly launched MPavilion next Friday 12 October. Boogie the night away with Lyndelle Wilkinson, DJ of PBS FM’s The Afterglow, grab a drink at The Kiosk, and most importantly pick up a copy of Assemble Papers!

Main Image: Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin in Reverse, a special project at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 in partnership with the V&A. The exhibition, curated by Christopher Turner and Olivia Horsfall Turner, includes a video installation by Korean artist Do Ho Suh. Photo by Tjaša Kalkan.