It's politics-honey 30. December 2018

Out of the Manifesto of The Architecture Lobby:

We are precarious workers. These are our demands:

1. Enforce labor laws that prohibit unpaid internships, unpaid overtime; refuse unpaid competitions.

2. Reject fees based on percentage of construction or hourly fees and instead calculate value based on the money we save our clients or gain them.

3. Stop peddling a product–buildings–and focus on the unique value architects help realize through spatial services.

4. Enforce wage transparency across the discipline.

5. Establish a union for architects, designers, academics, and interns in architecture and design.

6. Demystify the architect as solo creative genius; no honors for architects who don’t acknowledge their staff.

7. Licensure upon completion of degree.

8. Change professional architecture organizations to advocate for the living conditions of architects.

9. Support research about labor rights in architecture.

10. Implement democratic alternatives to the free market system of development.