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We’re all aware how precarious the work situations in the creative field are. Are we?
Architects, as part of this sector, are trained to work endless hours, unpaid overtime and to see their work more as calling than a job.

The texts in the book “The Architect as Worker”, edited by Peggy Deamer, discuss how this leads to a precarious situation for architects and other sectors as well, and the relationship between ‘the architect’ and ‘the worker’.
The Manifesto by The Architecture Lobby calls for the unionisation of architects and how to better the situation for the built environment.

The Architects as Worker – Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design. Edited by Peggy Deamer, Bloomsbury Publishing: 2015
The Architecture Lobby Manifesto, 2014

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