Lecture featuring members of the London-based collective, winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. Response by Nicolai Ouroussoff.
Assemble are a collective of 15 whose work addresses the relationship between people and the built environment. Assemble take a hands on, collaborative approach, and whilst their work usually includes design it rarely starts or ends there, often employing a range of means from the social to the infrastructural to make spaces which enable independence; self-authorship, creativity, and difference. Assemble started working together informally in 2009, and delivered their first project, the Cineroleum in 2010. Working in their free time and around other jobs, they built the Cineroleum from borrowed, recycled and industrial materials with around 200 friends, volunteers, and passers-by. The collective of 15, which was established through this project, has retained a non-hierarchical structure and interdisciplinary ethos and now works across the UK for both independent community groups and public bodies, and on both self-initiated and commissioned projects.
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