The AIA national convention this week in Philadelphia has a full line up of events and off-site parties. But after sitting through Rem Koolhass and Julie Dreyfus you might check out (Re)Working Architecture (May 20, 6:30pm) at the city’s most impressive cultural space, the Slought Foundation. This conversation about architecture’s lack of labor consciousness and place in activism should be of great interest to younger architects just starting out in the profession. The conversation by Daniel Barber, Barrie Cline, and Damon Rich will join members of the Architecture Lobby—Peggy Deamer, Keefer Dunn, and Quilian Riano—to discuss architectural protest, labor, and relevance. It will be preceded by a new video (Re)Working Architecture, which documents a performance event organized by the Architecture Lobby with scenes, real and absurd, of architectural practice.
The event takes place at Slought on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30-8:00pm. Slought is located across the street from the University of Pennsylvania at 4017 Walnut Street.