London-based urban regenerators Assemble have won the 2015 Turner prize. The collective, who used art and design to tackle urban dereliction in Toxteth, Liverpool, become the first non-artists to win the coveted prize.

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The 18 members of London-based Assemble were named winners of the 31st Turner prize tonight, receiving their £25,000 prize from the Sonic Youth co-founder and artist Kim Gordon at an awards dinner broadcast live on Channel 4 from Tramway, Glasgow.

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Assemble are the first non-artists, in the strictest sense of the word, to win the prize. They were nominated for their work tackling urban dereliction in Toxteth, Liverpool, the aim being to use art and design to improve houses and the lives of residents living in an area called Granby Four Streets.

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Assemble won the prize from a shortlist of four with Bonnie CamplinNicole Wermer and Janice Kerbel completing the list.

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