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School's Out! #1 Maria Lisogorskaya (Assemble)

During School's Out! #1 in January 2019, we welcomed Maria Lisogorskaya who is one of the founding directors of Assemble studio, a multi-disciplinary collective working between the scales of immediate hands-on material prototyping, architecture and urban strategy.

Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, 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, both making things and making things happen. This approach has awarded them the prestigious Turner prize.

At School's Out! #1, Maria talked about alternative approaches to housing development in the UK and abroad, focusing on affordable, self-determinant and collective living. Maria lectured and delivered workshops internationally, and has been awarded the Winston Churchill Fellowship to research collective building projects in US and China.

Friday 25 January

18.00 – 19:00 Drinks, food, and tunes
19.00 – 19:45 ‘Make, Don’t Make Do’ talk by Maria Lisogorskaya + Q&A
19.45 – 22:00 Film, drinks, food, and tunes

Saturday 26 January

Maria Lisogorskaya and Tomas Dirrix organized a hands-on workshop, during which we made concrete planters.

With financial support from het Nieuwe Instituut.