Assemble is a community space where artists, technologists, and makers gather to create, connect, learn, and transform together. We wrote down our approach into this playbook so that our neighbors around the world can remix it for themselves.

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Start Here

If this is your first time here, it's nice to meet you! Please start here for an introduction to the Assemble playbook and a few ideas for how to explore it. (5 min read)


How to Use This Playbook

About Assemble

Next stop Garfield! Learn a little bit about us, our history, and what we believe in*.* (10 min read)

What is Assemble?

A Short History

Vision, Mission, & Values

How to Assemble

Explore our DNA: the parts and pieces that are essential to what we're doing. If you want to try out the Assemble approach yourself, read this part closely! **(120 min read)






Start Assembling

When you're ready to put glitter to glue, check out this section. Here you'll find the basics about our favorite programs, with tips and tricks for making them your own. (75 min read)

Saturday Crafternoons


Off-Site Programs

Youth Maker Nights

Learning Parties


Gallery Shows

21+ Nights


Lots of goodies here: templates, examples, and information about the amazing people who made this playbook possible.



Some Assembly Required was published in November 2020. See who made it.

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