When a derelict early 18th Century townhouse in Central London was given to an obscure Swiss charity, Assemble was invited to come up with an idea of what to do with it. The house had belonged to the artist, cyberneticist, beekeeper, campaigner and polymath Annetta Pedretti, whose energetic spirit we seek to maintain in the house, whilst creating a space for grassroots resistance to decades of top-down redevelopment projects. In this talk Louis will discuss the ideas behind the project and the amazing woman that lived and died in the house.
Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art.
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.