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Assemble to set up shop in Seven Sisters

Mathew Leung of Assemble at Seven Sisters station for Art on the Underground
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Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble is set to move into a disused shop in the underground station entrance at Seven Sisters

The move forms part of a year-long series of interdisciplinary arts commissions celebrating the Victoria Line.

From the beginning of next year Assemble will begin a period of research in the area while turning the former shop unit back into use.

The building will then become an on-site base for the practice and a ‘place for production and experimentation’ by the local community.

Ceramicists, station staff and local residents will be invited to take part in activities including tile making and ceramic glazing which will go on to inform the final design for the station’s approach.

According to a statement, Assemble aims for its intervention at the station to be ‘joyful’.

Mathew Leung from Assemble said: ‘The commission for exit B at Seven Sisters Tube station should be great fun. We’re excited by the opportunity it presents to experiment with material processes, play with the classic form of the Tube tile and adopt an incremental approach that builds on the existing character of the site.’

Eleanor Pinfield, head of Art on the Underground, added: ‘Assemble have a lively and unique approach. This social art project on the Victoria line will combine elements of architecture, function and green design, resulting in work that is useful but also joyful. We are delighted to be working with them at Seven Sisters.’

Art on the Underground

Art on the Underground

Source: Benedict Johnson

Mathew Leung of Assemble at Seven Sisters station

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