Assemble, a creative collective including architecture alumni and teachers at The Cass have been nominated for the Turner Prize. The winner of the 2015 award will be announced tonight at 7.30pm on Channel Four.
Assemble are a London-based collective who work across the fields of art, design and architecture to create projects in tandem with the communities who use and inhabit them. Their architectural spaces and environments promote direct action and embrace a DIY sensibility. The members, who have studied at architectural schools across the UK, include Paloma Strelitz and James Binning who lead Unit 15 on the Professional Diploma in Architecture at The Cass, as well as alumni of both undergraduate and postgraduate study at the School.
The group have been nominated for projects including the ongoing collaboration with local residents and others in the Granby Four Streets, Liverpool.
The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year.
Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. For 2015, the venue is Tramway in Glasgow, an international art space renowned for commissioning, producing and presenting contemporary arts projects.