Architects of Revolution

Architecture is inherently linked to policy, politics, and power. With a responsibility for the design and perception of the built environment, architects have a distinct role in shaping the human urban experience. As the world confronts issues of climate change, forced migration, and affordable housing, architects are increasingly putting themselves on the front line of the debate, using a variety of tools and avenues to clamour for change, and indeed design for it. However, while many official avenues exist for architects to advocate for social and environmental reform, there is an under-theorised method of resistance, a ‘road less travelled’ for social progress beyond officialdom.

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