Meet the 2019 Design Ventura Brief Setters – Assemble

Posted by Sophie Cunningham on October 08 2019

Design Ventura, Expert, Teacher

To celebrate the tenth year of Design Ventura, we are pleased to announce that our Design Ventura 2019 brief setter is Turner Prize-winning design studio Assemble, a London-based collective working across architecture, design and art.


Assemble’s mission is to realize buildings, enterprises, and organizations that support creativity, collaboration, and citizen participation. Their social focus and unique approach was recognised in the receipt of the 2015 Turner Prize – the UK’s foremost art award.

Assemble, Turner Prize Exhibition 2015

Paloma Strelitz, co-founder and partner of Assemble, launched the 10th year of Design Ventura with this year’s brief film:

Design Ventura 2019 Brief Film

Paloma studied architecture at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art. You can see her top tips for tackling the Design Ventura brief below:

We are delighted that co-founder Jo Halligan will be representing Assemble as one of our expert judges, helping to choose this year’s winning idea, at the Pitching Day in December.