Assemble: the unfashionable art of making a difference – DAMAGE Playground

Assemble: the unfashionable art of making a difference


"None of the 16 members of Assemble is a fully qualified architect, and some are not architects at all. They are aged between 26 and 29. They don’t yet have a completed permanent new building to their name. They occupy a provisional space close to the former Olympic site in east London that will soon disappear beneath the onrushing wave of residential development. Yet they capture the imagination in a way that no other architects (or almost-architects) under the age of 40 have done. There is a simple reason for this, which is that Assemble represents values profoundly opposite to those of the current directions of property and planning and of the architects who serve them."

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Assemble: the unfashionable art of making a difference