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Young Architects Taking Action at the Venice Biennale | The Architecture Lobby
What are the aims of the Architecture Lobby, at Venice and in general?
We aim to influence the public perception of architecture as well as restructure the architectural industry from within, advocating for the value of architectural labor, both at the level of employee benefits and compensation as well as at the level of architectural fees. In addition to the protest, The Architecture Lobby also produced a book for the Biennale that was given as a gift to the US Pavilion and is currently on display there. The book borrows from Italian labor protests the character of San Precario, fictional patron saint of precarious workers. Lobby members and their colleagues submitted images and rewrote the San Precario prayer to address architectural precarity [an online version of this book is viewablehere]. The Venice protest and San Precario book aim to cut through the self-congratulatory hype of the Biennale event, to remind architects of our precarity as laborers in a capitalist workforce.