Assemble UK in conversation with Rory Hyde

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G06 Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch building, University of Melbourne

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Presented in partnership with the Melbourne School of Design, Molonglo and MPavilion, in this design talk founding member James Binning will discuss Assemble’s work and projects with designer, educator, curator and writer Rory Hyde.

About James Binning and Assemble

James Binning is a founding partner of Assemble, a London-based collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since realised cultural buildings, community meeting places, public art projects, temporary creative spaces, open access workshops, playgrounds and a community-led architectural ceramics business. In 2015, Assemble was the first architecture practice to win the Turner Prize, Europe’s most prestigious prize for art. Assemble is currently designing the Dairy Road industrious neighbourhood in Canberra, their first project in Australia.

About Rory Hyde

Rory Hyde is a designer, curator, educator and writer. His work is focused on new forms of design practice for the public good, and redefining the role of the architect today.

Hyde is associate professor of architecture (curatorial design and practice) at the University of Melbourne, and design advocate for the Mayor of London. From 2013 to 2020 he was the curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

His writing on architecture and the future of design practice has been featured in various newspapers and journals including The Economist, The Guardian, Harvard Design Magazine, Domus, and Icon. He is the author of Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture (2012) and co-editor of Architects After Architecture: Alternative Pathways for Practice (2021).

Image: The Blue, London. Assemble with Hayatsu Architects and Stinsensqueeze. Photo by Jim Stephenson.