Assembly Is Required functions as a collaborative pop-up event. These participatory art exhibitions connect artists with the community through the process of shared art making. A.I.R. events invite the participants into artist studios, galleries, and community settings and rely on artist and guest interactions to assemble a temporary installation that evolves over time at each site.

In this iteration of A.I.R. the viewer takes part in DIY behaviors where “individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment.” This installation is offered up as an opportunity for the viewer to contemplate the political nature of what it means to “Do It Yourself” in that it offers an alternative to modern ideas of consumption.