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Summer 2016

Under 30

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In our thirtieth-anniversary issue, we look to the future of the field, presenting the next generation—papermakers and paper artists under 30. The tongue-in-cheek theme is from the 1960s Free Speech Movement: “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30!”

Lynn Sures chronicles the 17-year history of the National Collegiate Handmade Paper Triennial.

Melissa Potter tracks the emergence and current practice of hand papermaking as a socially engaged art medium.

Jillian Bruschera discusses her mobile papermaking practice, accompanied by a paper sample that reflects her creative ethos.

Aimee Lee profiles three young papermakers who impress: Kelsey Pike, May Babcock, and Radha Pandey.

From Argentina, Martín Touzón describes his art project Media Hoja.

Roberto Mannino interviews Italian papermaker Lorenzo Santoni who has set up shop in Fabriano.

Steven Kostell asks two young papermakers—Megan Diddie and David Anaya—to tell us about their use of papermaking as a way to approach systems thinking.

Pranav Gajjar outlines the beginnings and current activities of Clay Club, an innovative hub of design and fabrication based in Ahmedabad, India.

Margaret Mahan recounts worldwide travels with her socially engaged art projects, Peace Paper and Panty Pulping.

James Kleiner contributes an essay and a paper sample that reflect his technical and artistic experimentations in hand papermaking.

Anna Tararova captures stories of invisible landscapes in her handmade paper art, and Yang Changhe explains why she chooses paper for her contemplative, ethereal artwork.

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