Architects Statement in Support of the Occupy Movement

We are architects who reject the limitation of architecture to the design of luxury environments and the creation of real estate profit.

We support the efforts of the Occupy movement to pursue alternative models of society, specifically models of society independent from any system of concentrated wealth.  We support the use of direct action in discovering ways to make these alternatives possible and probable.

We oppose all efforts to suppress democratic assembly. We affirm the political and societal significance of public space and public infrastructure.

We extend our support to the envisioning and enactment of a society that fosters equality and environmental responsibility.

We offer our services to the collective imagination of the Occupy movement and its demands for social, economic, and environmental justice. With the tools of architecture, in defiance of the reductive logic of real estate profit maximization, we support the affirmation that “Another world is possible.”

 

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