Architecture for protest, exploring the collision of architecture with social and political forces in order to support activism.
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A process of decentering settler-colonial perspectives in design and evaluating how to actively be a part of reconciliation through the profession of architecture.
Can architects use their skill set to push for change on pressing social and political issues?
What role does architecture play in the dimensions of politics and power?
How do we incorporate activism in design?
Infrastructure for Resistance is a library of components/kits and wearable architecture for organisers and attendees to borrow for their next protest.
The modular and temporary architecture aims to support existing movements of resistance and to amplify the power that people have to make change. The project seeks unite people and generate provocative discourse whilst encouraging Australian’s to question their identity and values in order to demand justice.
When we take a subjective and confrontational approach to architectural research and practice, we have the power to produce productive terrains to critique and counter dominant ideologies and their spatial outcome. Architecture has a great potential to take on complex matters and start a debate.
The project will claim Australian space; physically, socially and politically by the assemblage and erection of the components/kits and wearable architecture in the public space.