Assemble is a London-based multidisciplinary collective working across the fields of architecture, design and art. The collective was founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-initiated and self-built project, the Cineroleum, in which a petrol station was transformed into a cinema. Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, whilst retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research-based work at a variety of scales; Assemble both makes things and makes things happen.
People in Assemble are motivated by topics that include approaches to place-making, organisational systems, innovation in building materials and modes of production and construction. Members of the collective bring a wide range of expertise from fields such as architecture, set design, theatre, anthropology, philosophy and construction.
With its design and construction collaborations, Assemble is active in the creation and sharing of knowledge through research, education initiatives, exhibitions and publications. The collective teaches architecture and urban design in a number of universities and gives workshops around the world.