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Doug Spencer

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

“Architecture, Labor and the Ends of Production,” an essay by Douglas Spencer, Pickard Chilton Professor and director of education in the Department of Architecture, has been published in German as “Arbeit, Produktion und der Zweck der Architektur” in the renowned architectural journal ARCH+, issue 251 Unternehmen Architektur (March 2023).

This essay explores the related origins of capitalism and the profession of architecture in the renaissance, and the implications of this relationship for contemporary issues of labor and class in architectural activism today.