This is the 31st Turner Prize, which comes with £25 000, and the first time it has been won by 'non-artists.' The group regenerated Granby Four Streets, a derelict housing site in Liverpool's Toxteth. The aim of the project was to develop the area without gentrifying it.

With artists such as Damien Hirst and Martin Creed part of the Turner elite, the work that Assemble does differs from previous winners as it makes a solid difference to issues society faces such as housing and regeneration.

Assemble Image via New York Times Assemble
Image via New York Times

Of course, many will question if the housing project is art at all. Assemble were up against Bonnie Camplin, who created a study centre which showed hours of conspiracy theory footage; Nicole Wermer whose work addressed the gender politics of modern design and Janice Kerbel who wrote a piece of music about the unfortunate life of character Doug.

The judging panel was chaired by Alex Farquharson, the newly appointed director of Tate Britain; critic and curator Jan Verwoert; Kyla McDonald, artistic director of Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Alistair Hudson, director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Joanna Mytkowska, director of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.

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