35% CampaignArchitecture Lobby ; Architectural Revolutionary Council (ARC)Architects for Social HousingConcrete ActionCoops for London ; Defend Council Housing ; Demolition WatchFight for the Aylesbury ; Focus E15Hackney Renters Union ; Housing Action Greenwich and Lewisham (HAGL) ; Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth Just SpaceJustice for GrenfellLambeth Housing ActivistsLondon Renters Union ; London Tenants Federation FederationMunicipal DreamsNew Architecture Movement (NAM)Our West Hendon ; PEACH ; People’s Republic of SouthwarkPlan CRadical Housing NetworkSave Achilles AreaSave Central Hill Campaign ; Save Cressingham ; Save Earls CourtSave Northwold ; Save Westbury ; Single AspectSisters UncutSouthwark NotesStand Up to LambethStART Haringey ; StopHDV ; Take Back the City ; UCL Cut The RentUp The Elephant ; West Ken Gibbs Green ; Workers’ Inquiry: Architecture


56a Infoshop / 56a Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE

Bookmarks / 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE

Common House / Unit 5E, 5e Punderson’s Gardens, London E2 9QG

DIY Space For London / 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF

The Feminist Library / 5 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7XW

Freedom Press / 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Housmans / Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX

MayDay Rooms / 88 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DH

London Action Resource Centre (LARC) / 62 Fieldgate Street, London, E1 1ES

Sylvia’s Corner, Focus E15 / 97 Aldworth Rd, Stratford, London E15 4DN

Web Links

ARB code of conduct ; Aktion 507 Manifesto (1968) ; Cressingham People’s Plan  ; RIBA code of conductGames Workers Unite “Stories” Zine ; Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (G.L.A.S.S) ; Refusal after Refusal, Adjustments Agency


Amir Djalali, The Architect as Producer: Hannes Meyer and the
Proletarianisation of the Western Architect, FOOTPRINT, 9 (2015), 27–46

Architectural Workers, What is the Architect’s Role in the Housing ‘Crisis’? (2017)

Anna Minton, Big Capital: Who is London For? (2017)

Ben Campkin, Remaking London (2013)

Ben Campkin, David Roberts and Rebecca Ross, Urban Pampleteer 2: Regeneration Realities (2013)

Colin Ward, Anarchy in Action, Talking Houses (1990), Housing (1976)

David Harvey, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution (2012), Social Justice and the City (2009)

David Madden and Peter Marcuse, In Defence Of Housing (2016)

Douglas Spencer, The Architecture of Neoliberalism (2017)

Frederick Engels, The Housing Question (1872)

Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space (1991), The Urban Revolution (1970)

Jane Rendell, The Architecture of Psychoanalysis (2017)

Kenneth Frampton, Labour, Work and Architecture: Collected Essays on
Architecture and Design (2002)

Manfredo Tafuri, Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development (1976)

Matrix, Making Space Women and the Man Made Environment (1984)

New Architecture Movement, A Short History of the Architectural Profession (1976), Working For What? (1977) , NAM Handbook (1978),

Owen Hatherley, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (2010)

Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Project of Autonomy (2008)

Paul Watt and Anna Minton, London’s housing crisis and its activisms, CITY journal special issue

Peter Guillery and David Kroll, Mobilising Housing Histories: Learning from London’s Past (2017)

Peggy Deamer, The Architect as Worker (2015) Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present (2014)

Precarious Workers Brigade, Training for Exploitation?: Politicising Employability & Reclaiming Education (2016)

London Tenants Federation, Loretta Lees, Just Space and Southwark Notes, Staying Put: An Anti-Gentrification Handbook for Staying Council Estates In London (2014)

Thomas Fisher, Ethics For Architects (2010)

Tom Spector, The Ethical Architect:The Dilemma of Contemporary Practice (2001)

Tim Butler and Paul Watt, Ed. Understanding Social Inequality, SAGE Publications Ltd

Tom Brown, Syndicalism (1990)


Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Estate, a Reverie (2015)

Daisy-May Hudson, Half-Way (2016)

Elio Petri, La Classe Operaia va in Paradiso (1971). Title translates to: The Working Class Go To Heaven

Guillaume Meigneux, Habitations Légèrement Modifiées (2013)

Ken Loach, Cathy Come Home (1966)

Nick Broomfield, Behind the Rent Strike (1974)

Patrick Keiller, The Dilapidated Dwelling (2000), Robinson in Ruins (2010)

Pau Faus, Sí Se Puede (2014)

Paul Sng, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017)

Steven Ball and Rastko Novaković, Concrete Heart Land (2014)

Tom Cordell, Utopia London (2010)


Workers’ Inquiry: Architecture

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB)

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

United Voices of the World (UVW)


*This is not an exhaustive list, if you’d like to suggest a group please get in touch.

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