Let’s shake off those holiday cobwebs and kickoff a new year of lobbying in style. Get to know your fellow lobbyists from across all of our Chicago chapters and network. We will also take a chance to look back and see all of the things we have done in the last year and think while we drink about what we want to tackle in 2016. Refreshments will be served.
The architecture lobby is an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline.
This event will screen two videos from Sanjeev Sanjar – reflecting on and analysing two collaborative projects from india, which have explored collective potential within complementary contexts. “Jugaad” explored recycling and repurposing within an urban village of Delhi, and has inspired critical discourse on “resource” within the built environment. “Syrwet U Barim Mariang Jingkieng Jri […]
ALL ARCHITECTURE IS POLITICAL. ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL. COMMUNITY POWER IS BUILT, NOT GIVEN. What does it mean to build community in a broken world? As architects working in the public sphere, we are cast into a predatory system that divides people. Networks of capital, privatization, inequity, gentrification, and displacement all convene to fracture human […]
Build worker power and collective agency through unions and
A living wage, benefits, job security, and wage transparency
across the discipline.
No more free labor; no unpaid internships, unpaid overtime, or
Center the importance of labor in our understanding of
architecture. Architecture is work!
Stop peddling buildings as products. Demand compensation based on
the value and impact our work creates.
End oppression based on gender within and enabled by the
Confront the complicity of architecture in racism. Confront racism
in our workplaces.
Design for the full spectrum of human life. Universal design is
not an afterthought.
Challenge the concept of licensure. Expand the right to practice.
Celebrate the collective process of producing architecture.
Demystify architecture as the work of a solo creative genius.
Climate justice as the basis of all architectural work. There can
be no sustainable future without sustainable labor practices.
Fight for democratic alternatives to the capitalist system of