PAPER MACHINE is an experimental creative agency that specializes in human-centered design and arts-forward projects to improve the livability of public spaces. We work with governments, cultural institutions, brands, corporate agencies, and developers to invigorate non-traditional spaces with unparalleled curatorial design and experimental art. Our goal is to challenge the status quo and inspire critical thinking.
Paper Machine is a 5000 sq ft printshop in the Lower 9th Ward housing a range of traditional and cutting edge print technologies, to enhance, amplify, and explore New Orleans's rich printing heritage while providing significant opportunities for artists and residents of the Lower Ninth Ward and beyond.
As a project of Antenna, developed with the assistance of Dashboard, the space opened in 2017, housing the organization's printing and publication efforts, studios for print based artists, a huge Rube-Goldberg-style sculptural print machine, and the Artist Book Collection. Paper Machine offers artist-driven exhibitions, programs, and classes exploring the boundaries of print technologies.