Friday 3 May 2019, 7pm

Aller Park Studios welcomes Fran Edgerley, co-founder of Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, an ambitious multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, art and design to create projects in tandem with the people who use and inhabit them.

Everyone is welcome and donations on admission support the programme. Doors open at 6.30pm.

Booking is advisable to guarantee a seat but please do just come along even if you haven’t booked. Free reservations are now closed.

Founded in 2010, Assemble’s architectural spaces and environments promote direct action and embrace a DIY sensibility. Projects include The Cineroleum, a petrol station on Clerkenwell Road transformed into a cinema in 2010; OTOProjects, a purpose built workshop and performance space for Café OTO in Dalston; Granby Four Streets, an ongoing community-led initiative to rebuild Granby in Liverpool; and Goldsmith’s Centre for Contemporary Art.

Assemble won the Turner Prize in 2015. In 2016, they founded Sugarhouse Studios, a creative workspace in Bermondsey. Sugarhouse Studios is housed in a former school, a building now due to be demolished to make way for a large, developer-led housing scheme. In the interim, Assemble’s aim is to provide space for artists, designers and fabricators around a core of common facilities that enable and support co-working and collaboration.

Fran Edgerley will visit Dartington to talk about Assemble’s projects with different communities and their co-operative working methods.


Live events are recorded whenever possible and shared online.

Visit our LINKS page to listen to an audio recording of this event, where you can also find out more about Assemble and listen to their BBC4 series The Sympathy of Things.


Aller Park, Park Road, Dartington Hall Estate TQ9 6EL

There is a car park on the West side of the building – turn right off Park Road. Parking is free in all car parks on the estate after 6pm. For more information about visiting the estate, directions and maps, visit the Dartington website here.

Unfortunately, there isn’t currently an accessible wheelchair entrance to the Aller Park building – there are four steps from the car park to the entrance hall.


Image: OTOProjects, courtesy Café OTO and Assemble. Photo: Dawid Laskowski