Assemble Papers is an online and biannual print publication exploring small footprint living across art, design, architecture, urbanism, the environment and finance. From culture and knowledge through to what we eat and buy, the team believes that how we live and what we consume matters. Assemble Papers Issue #4: The Architecture of Wellbeing will be fresh off the press and launched at VOLUME 2015.
Space – built, social or symbolic – is fundamental to our psychological, physical and ecological wellbeing. How and where do we find this space? Themed The Architecture of Wellbeing, issue #4 collects inspiring people and projects who encourage interconnectedness with the world around, during our era of high-speed globalisation.
This special edition marks the opening of this year’s MPavilion commission (which will be unveiled this October in Melbourne’s Victoria Gardens), and features profiles, interviews and essays on Tezuka Architects (JPN); Timmah Ball on Aboriginal placemaking in Melbourne; Maxim Holland of HAWAPI (Peru); Amanda Levete (UK), architect of this year’s MPavilion; and visits to the small footprint abode of Jane Caught of SIBLING (AUS), The Commons in Brunswick, and Pasona HQ, Japan’s largest urban farm-to-table operation (plus much more!).
Initiated in 2012, Assemble Papers publishes work by and about a stellar mix of people; words, ideas and images related to living small. New content is published on a weekly basis and is distributed online.