Issue 6 — Work
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Edited by Marianela D'Aprile and Cooper Rogers
For the sixth issue of Room One Thousand, we asked authors to explore the many forms of labor present in architecture and to question how architecture, its Workers, and its processes are valued. Who and what determines the value of architectural Work? What sets private rates and public opinion? What are the products of architectural Work?
In response to this prompt, Kevin Block demystifies inspiration; Jennifer Bonner locates Work outside of the Working; Thomas Murdoch talks to Peggy Deamer about Lobbying for Work; Greg Castillo finds hippies Working after all; Nicholas Harvey-Cheetham shows what happens when Work doesn't conform to norms; Jessica Colangelo delves deep into the process of two well-known architectural Workers; Phillip G. Bernstein imagines a future of simulated Work; Keefer Dunn argues against Working to be employable; UXO shows us how their practice refuses Work; David Ramis does a bunch of Work and for what?; Roxanne Smith tells a story of Working for a folly; David Jaehning unpacks the Work of parametricism; f-architecture takes us through a trip through their many fields and many Works; and we present Work, A Competition, with Matt Turlock and Sam Gebb.
Read Greg Castillo's piece "Counterculture Materialized: Work and the 'Outlaw Builder'" and Keefer Dunn's piece "Against Employability" below.