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Fresh Brew: The Future of Labor in Architecture
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With last year's public announcement of Architectural Workers United, a group of architects at New York-based SHoP were the first to make the move to unionize. Put in context, public support for unions is at near record highs and “white-collar” workers are unionizing at higher rates every year. Ultimately, these efforts represent the beginnings of a burgeoning movement to galvanize all architects to commit to “making architecture more equitable, the profession more just, and the built environment more resilient”.
Don't miss this conversation featuring Andrew Daley, AIA, Associate Organizer with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and Tyler Goss, Vice President and Global Digital Lead with AECOM Water. Moderated by Jess Myers, Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and podcaster, writer, and editor focusing on urban planning and architecture.
(Moderator) Jess Myers, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Jess is a podcaster, writer and editor focusing on urban planning and architecture. In 2017 she received a master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a BA in Architecture, with minors in Urban Studies and French, from Princeton University. Outside of her work as the architectural strategist for LaPlaca Cohen, Jess is the series editor of Taking Freedom, a social justice book series that will be published by a coalition of the Service Employees International Union, MIT’s Community Innovators Lab and Sage Publications. In the past, Jess worked in diverse roles—archivist, translator, analyst—in both New York and Paris, and within cultural practices that include Bernard Tschumi Architects. Her personal interests and research engage multimedia platforms as a means to explore culture and the urban condition. Her podcast Here There Be Dragons offers an in-depth look into the intersection of identity politics and security policy in public space through the eyes of New Yorkers, Parisians and Stockholmers. Her work can be found in The Architect’s Newspaper, The Funambulist Magazine, Failed Architecture, Dwell and l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui.
Andrew Daley, AIA, Associate Organizer, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
Andrew is an organizer, activist, and licensed architect living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently working with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) on organizing efforts within the architecture industry. Passionate about the implications of equity, privilege, and access as they relate to social structures, Andrew is interested in how organized labor can mitigate the gaps. He has worked extensively in prefabrication and off-site manufacturing at multiple companies including when he was a Project Director at SHoP Architects in New York working on US embassies worldwide for 7 years. Prior to SHoP, he worked with Jason Fleming and Peter Muessig developing a prefabricated kitchen/bathroom unit for residential use called Mod Pod, and was a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Michigan. Andrew received his Master of Architecture degree from Rice University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Virginia. He has practiced professionally in Virginia, Texas, Michigan, and New York for numerous firms, both traditional and not.
Tyler Goss, Vice President and Global Digital Lead, AECOM Water
As an architect, a technologist, and a former Imagineer, Tyler is a thoughtful and strategic leader who has nearly two decades of experience catalyzing change in the built environment through novel technologies, business models, process improvements, and policy reforms. At AECOM, he is pursuing innovative strategies in artificial intelligence, business analytics, digital twins, IoT, and materials science to broaden the reach and depth of immersive digital technologies for our Water teams and their customers. When he’s not coaching our intrapreneurs or developing experimental ideas, he can be found cycling in the California sun or skiing in the Sierra snow.
Fresh Brew is a series of online morning conversations covering a variety of topics about all things architecture and design. Fresh Brew provides the general public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration. Co-presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco.
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