Unionizing as Pedagogy

Anjulie Rao

Architect Magazine

November 29, 2022


““We’re not taught that we’re workers,” he says. “What we are taught is that the epitome of the industry is to own your own firm, do world-renowned projects, get invited to give lectures and, maybe to teach. If that’s the mindset, then you can’t see yourself as labor.” Such creative work, it seems, aims toward a managerial class. And, Daley continues, those aspirations stem from architecture’s ‘lone genius’ mythology: Though dozens of workers are needed to produce and execute the notable buildings and places that color architectural history, that labor is made invisible under the shadow of that sole individual.”