Building Structure and Building Power

James Heard, Maya Porath, and Shota Vashakmadze

Urban Omnibus

September 30, 2020


” The Lobby — an international organization comprised of workers committed to reframing design as labor — has been busy organizing around a web of disasters for which it has long been prepared. From pushes to unionize large architecture offices and establish a cooperative network of small firms, to campaigns in support of the Green New Deal and against border walls, the organization’s membership has long recognized how precarity plays out within and beyond the office, and how architectural workers can leverage their collective power across multiple sites of intervention. We spoke with organizers Maya Porath (NYC), James Heard (Boston), and Shota Vashakmadze (Los Angeles) about how The Architecture Lobby is building the foundations for new ways of working to shape space.”