Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers - Assemble: James Binning
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http://assemblestudio.co.uk/

Assemble are a collective based in London who began working together in 2010. Encompassing the fields of art, architecture and design, Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. They champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the ongoing realisation of the work. Comprising eighteen members, for this talk they are represented by James Binning, who is also an alumnus of Falmouth School of Art’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

Assemble won the Turner Prize in 2015 for a project in Liverpool involving the refurbishment of a group of houses in a community in Toxteth, worn down by neglect. Some residents there began the process of regeneration by cleaning up, planting gardens and painting murals to improve their impoverished environment. Assemble were then brought in to help by the community land trust that now runs the neighbourhood. In addition to refurbishing ten houses, Assemble worked with the community to establish – using their Turner Prize nomination as a launchpad – Granby Workshop, a social enterprise selling items for the home, some of them made from the rubble of demolished buildings (reconstituted into bookends, or fireplaces).

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