Assemble & Join run community micro-manufacturing workshops that re-imagines the role a high street can take within a community and in turn the role a community can play in the way an area develops over time.
A&J offer communities, school children, shopkeepers, market traders and community groups the chance to collectively research, design and build changes to the public realm to better suit their needs, as well as those of the community as a whole. This includes everything from wayfinding schemes and flat-pack market stalls and seating systems.
A&J’s workshops centre around a CNC machine, with the A&J team working with local people to collaboratively design, manufacture and build their ideas on site in a matter of minutes. All machinery is on view, meaning workshoppers can watch their designs come to life in real time workshops and drop-in sessions and it will be completely free for local residents, schools and businesses.
A&J is bringing digital manufacturing to the high street, meaning everybody is able to play a more active role in shaping where they live and work.