Last night in Glasgow Assemble were announced as the winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. The London-based collective is the first architecture practice, the first collective and the youngest ever winners of the £25,000 award. Assemble presented its project in Liverpool in collaboration with the Granby Four Streets land trust as part of the exhibition in Glasgow. The project has seen the renovation of derelict houses scheduled for demolition and the creation of a workshop that sells homeware designed in collaboration with local artists and craftspeople using materials salvaged from the site.
“They draw on long traditions of artistic and collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture. In doing so they offer alternative models to how societies can work,” says Tate, which organises the award. “The long term collaboration between Granby Four Streets and Assemble shows the importance of artistic practice being able to drive and shape urgent issues in the post-industrial era.”
Sugarhouse Records, founded by Assemble, will be Djing at It’s Nice That’s Review of the Year party this Friday.
Below is some of the reaction to the announcement
- Damien Maloney talks about how he became a "self-taught hobbyist photographer"
- “Prayer paintings, manga and motivational images”: Gitte Maria Moller's cryptic artworks
- Jad Hussein's tropical catalogue design for Paris exhibition Jamaica, Jamaica
- From Lemon Twigs to Laura Marling: Hollie Fernando’s painterly photography folio
- Hey presto, it's Best of the Web!
- Paris-based Studio Jimbo creates "impact and power" with punchy poster designs
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos