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The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are delighted to host an online lecture and Q&A with Giles Smith, a founding member of Assemble, a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art.

In this reflective business talk, particularly for the creative, cultural and digital sectors, Giles will give an insight into the origins, ethos and evolution of Assemble. He will talk about Assemble’s ongoing Sugarhouse Studios project to provide affordable creative workspace which has been involved in the development of Bexhill Creative Workspace and his perspective on the impact of the pandemic and how businesses can adapt and build resilience for the future.

Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, while 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 won the Turner Prize in 2015.

Giles studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, has taught architecture at the Architectural Association, and has lectured widely internationally.

About Talking Loud

Talking Loud is a series of online talks which give creative businesses an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from industry leaders. It is part of South East Creatives, a development and support programme for the creative, cultural and digital sectors in East Sussex, Kent and Essex funded by the European Regional Development Fund for which The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are local hubs. Talking Loud is also supported by Locate East Sussex.