Search

Idea by

Sofia Belenky, Hunter Doyle, Joanna Kloppenburg, Nicholas Korody

refus.al

http://refus.al

Salita Inferiore Sant'Anna 19/2, Genova, Italy
Hunter Doyle and Sofia Pia Belenky are designers, editors and researchers in the extended field of architecture and urbanism. Joanna Kloppenburg and Nicholas Korody are co-founders of Adjustments Agency. Their work investigates “the architecture of architecture”—the forces and structures that work to circumscribe the possibilities of architectural thought and practice—with the goal of redesigning it.

refus.al


architecture on trial

refus.al


architecture on trial
A platform for the collective refusal of the status quo and the development of alternatives.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Architecture is a site of violence. The profession and discipline are rife with sexism, ableism, racism, classism. Power is abused and workers are exploited. Meanwhile, the fruits of architectural labor are primarily deployed in the service of capital and at the expense of life — human and otherwise. This violence feeds off the silence of workers who are too precarious to risk raising their voices.

refus.al is a multi-stage project that collects voices of dissent, gathers histories of refusal, and develops alternatives to the status quo. The first stage comprises a website for publicly filing grievances about the architectural profession and discipline. Through collective venting, the silence that enables the perpetuation of violence and abuse can be broken. These accounts will be accompanied by an archive of historic acts of refusal that can serve as models for resistance today. The materials collected will then be disseminated through publications, exhibitions, and other media.



refus.al


architecture on trial

refus.al


architecture on trial
A platform for the collective refusal of the status quo and the development of alternatives.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Architecture is a site of violence. The profession and discipline are rife with sexism, ableism, racism, classism. Power is abused and workers are exploited. Meanwhile, the fruits of architectural labor are primarily deployed in the service of capital and at the expense of life — human and otherwise. This violence feeds off the silence of workers who are too precarious to risk raising their voices.

refus.al is a multi-stage project that collects voices of dissent, gathers histories of refusal, and develops alternatives to the status quo. The first stage comprises a website for publicly filing grievances about the architectural profession and discipline. Through collective venting, the silence that enables the perpetuation of violence and abuse can be broken. These accounts will be accompanied by an archive of historic acts of refusal that can serve as models for resistance today. The materials collected will then be disseminated through publications, exhibitions, and other media.




Idea by

Sofia Belenky, Hunter Doyle, Joanna Kloppenburg, Nicholas Korody
refus.al
Salita Inferiore Sant'Anna 19/2
Genova
Italy
Hunter Doyle and Sofia Pia Belenky are designers, editors and researchers in the extended field of architecture and urbanism. Joanna Kloppenburg and Nicholas Korody are co-founders of Adjustments Agency. Their work investigates “the architecture of architecture”—the forces and structures that work to circumscribe the possibilities of architectural thought and practice—with the goal of redesigning it.