Quilian Riano


Ten years of the Architecture Lobby have brought noise, melody, and everything in between.

Abundance was the theme of the night, and being so close to Thanksgiving, it was hard not to read a gustatory dimension into the presentations.

“The true goal of cooperatizing is not just the empowerment of architects, but the empowerment of communities.”

The breakout rooms were intimate and personal, with a sense of enthusiastic urgency from everyone. In these groups, radical conversations around reforming architecture bounced around, touching on everything from dismantling white architectural aesthetics to questions of whether the “architect” should even exist, and how exclusive the label is.