The Pleasure's All Ours: Productive Trades Between Practice and Research

Adam Sharr, James Longfield, Yasser Megahed, Kieran Connolly

Published in Asymmetric Labors: The Economy of Architecture in Theory and Practice. June 2016

Abstract:

The Architecture Lobby will debut its edited booklet, Asymmetric Labors: The Economy of Architecture in Theory and Practice at the 2016 Venice Biennale. With contributions from over fifty architectural historians, theorists, students, writers, and practitioners from across the globe, the texts provide a slice through the uneven terrain of values and unequal labor practices of historical and theoretical architectural work. The booklet is intended to spark a conversation about what the value of such labor is, both within the discipline and profession of architecture, and how it impacts and is impacted by the discursive and material production of the built environment.