EUNIC Masterclass Series: Assemble

12.00pm – 5.00pm

ID2015 & EUNIC



Irish Design 2015 is partnering with EUNIC Ireland to host leading international designers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain to give lectures and masterclasses throughout 2015. EUNIC, the network of European Union national institutes for culture, and members British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, are partnering with ID2015 to present a wide range of design ideas and practices in Europe from product design to architecture, from fashion to furniture.


As part of this series British Council and ID2015 have invited Assemble - London based collective working across the fields of art, architecture and design to facilitate a masterclass with students of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Contemporary Art, Applied Art and Communication Design at the Architecture Factory, Cork Institute of Technology.


Assemble was founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, and 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. Assemble is now comprised of 18 members. Their working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realization of the work, blurring the line between client, designer, builder and public. Their involvement in projects covers a broad range of disciplines and interests, underpinned by the belief that a more diverse approach leads to richer results. This year they became the first design practice ever to be nominated for the Turner Prize in the UK.

Fran Edgerley is a founding member of the Assemble collective and will lead the masterclass with invited students from Crawford College of Art & Design and students Architecture & Interior Architecture at CIT. Fran studied Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology. She has exhibited and performed across the UK. Fran has recently been working with Assemble on the development of Granby Workshop in Liverpool.


For further details or to express interest on behalf of your students please email.

ID2015 & EUNIC

Architecture Factory, CIT, Cork

Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Ave, Cork, Ireland

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