Walkthrough and Artist Talk: Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow
This is a recording of a walkthrough and a conversation between Jane Hall, a founding member of Assemble, and Lisa Jacques, Nottingham Contemporary's Learning Programme manager about The Place We Imagine.
More than three years in the making, The Place We Imagine by Assemble together with Schools of Tomorrow of Nottingham Contemporary brought Bo Bardi’s vision to life. Inspired by the architect’s now-famous drawing, this ambitious project realised a series of large-scale play sculptures, one of which was developed in dialogue with children from three local schools.
At each school, Assemble worked closely with a resident artist and children over time to explore themes around play. Children’s actions, ideas and responses were at the heart of this conversation; Assemble have created a design for and by the city’s children. In this conversation, Jane Hall and Lisa Jacques talk about the genesis of this project, the process of their collaboration, and the ongoing and upcoming activities surrounding the exhibition. They touch upon the importance of play in childhood as well as how to amplify the voices of children in designed environments.