PLACE: Assembly

Creative Placemaking empowered by extended reality

Nimble and brave, The Cultural Assembly are a diverse, independent, creative interdisciplinary studio. We and bring immersive design, events, brand activation, marketing, comms and our property experience to each project. 

We help to define place, grow empathy, customer insights and your business objectives, by reimagining space through public art, performance and extended reality (XR).

This must be the place

We specialise in creative placemaking, we use a host of proven strategies to engage with communities, increase dwell time and improve access to information. We off set costs and generate revenue for you through contextual visions, considered programming, curated partnerships and designed hybrid experiences to enhance your campaign. 

Our aim is to challenge notions of place, and counter the way traditional placemaking has laid way to developments that support gentrification. Our focus is on platforming equity, inclusion and underrepresented communities. 

As your creative partner, we understand the power of place and how to grow your business using extended reality. Our innovation is driven by community, co-designing experiences, that empower, activate people and places with social impact to build long lasting legacy.




We use the power of public participation and diverse collaborative research modalities to drive meaningful projects.


We have access to a global community of visionary, highly motivated artists, thinkers and doers, from unknowns to well-knowns.


We reimagine & reinvent public spaces. We repurpose empty spaces using sustainable circular economy approach.

From places to spaces

Placemaking isn‚Äôt an easy task, to aid the transition of a development or spaces where people want to live, work and thrive takes time. The work we do extends beyond the physical space. We understand it‚Äôs a challenge to make a place ‘resonate’ with a community. We understand the work that is required to handle the day-to-day management of your project.¬†

As it turns out, our focus is on designing outstanding placemaking activations that improve the vibrancy and long-term value of your project whilst delivering essential metrics and data, so you can measure campaign performance.  We can help you to virtually reimagine space with increased public engagement whilst gathering insights and sharing cherished stories about place from the larger community.


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Increase in community / public participation 

MoMA’s Open Art Space Initiative 2018

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Increase in visitor numbers and uplift in engagement and satisfaction.

AAM – Museums as Economic Engines Report

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Additional premiums secured with property buyers using placemaking 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


Our work starts with a simple idea that translates into compelling projects.

Enhance the overall experience of place, make it more memorable and meaningful with our services.

Public Consultation & Ideation

Placemaking Strategy


World Building & Design

AR & VR Activations

XR Experience Design

Seeing is believing

NeighbourhoodLeap Title Image
Neigbourhood Leap: AR Art Trail
Screen Shot DM Mock up
Decolonising Memory: Bristol AR Heritage Trail
Yellow coat with AR on screen (1)
Up My Street: AR Festival Experience
Rotations: Live Place Activation

need help with your project?

Our talented team can support and advise you. Get in touch, let’s discuss your project.

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