Charlie lead a lot of the emails, due to his experience communicating with people in the arts, but also in a professional environment.
Here is the email correspondence for organising the interviews with a member of Assemble.
We wanted to approach them with a mutual benefit, and so suggested reviewing them for ‘Just in Time’ Magazine, which Charlie introduced us to and got us involved it. This approach meant that it was more appealing for them as opposed to them just doing us a favour.
For the interview we decided against all of us intending, as a 4:1 interview could seem a bit intimidating. We went with three of us, to make it less formal, all contributing and asking appropriate questions. As we all have naturally flowing conversational skills as a ground, this made the interview smooth, as we are able to bounce from each other and can give leeway to allow everyone to speak.
We attended their London Craft Week event which have us the opportunity to speak in a more casual environment and mix with others in the collective also. This gave us a better insight into the social aspect of the collective and really appreciate the facilities available.