Assemble (c) Assemble

Assemble: The Hand-Made and the Improvised

Festival of the Future City/
Wed 18 November 2015

Assemble: The Hand-Made and the Improvised

Assemble (c) Assemble
Wed 18 November 2015,

Do hand-made, improvised and small-scale interventions have any real impact on the long term social and political life of a city? Do these projects really benefit those involved, and if so how?

Assemble is a team of 18 young architects and designers who seek to champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative. Their projects include an adventure playground in East Glasgow, a temporary cinema in an unused Clerkenwell petrol station and collaborative affordable workspaces in Walthamstow and Bow. In Liverpool they joined residents of the Granby Four Streets in Toxteth in their 20-year battle to save their homes; work which has earned Assemble a nomination for the 2015 Turner Prize.

This event will feature a presentation of selected works by Assemble including two primary school commissions in Bristol developed as part of the Primary Capital Programme, followed by a panel discussion with Stephen Knott (Liverpool Hope University), chaired by Jonathan Mosley (University of the West of England).

This event is part of the ‘Art in the City’ Lecture series, organised by Arnolfini, Bristol City Council, and the University of the West of England. Supported by Bristol City Council.

Image credit: Assemble


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