AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING NAÏVE

WE KNOW ARCHITECTURE CAN DO BETTER

DISSENT means disagreement.

DISSENT means protest.

DISSENT means changing things that are broken, and

DISSENT means reinventing them with something better.

DISSENT must be actively learned.

DISSENT must be actively practiced.

DISSENT is not something all architects are taught, and

DISSENT is something all architects need to be good at.


Architecture is political. We were taught this on our first day. The issues that face the world are ones that also face architecture, and those who practice it. The brief for this congress is broad, to reflect the breadth of those issues, and the task we’ve set is broad to reflect their potential solutions. We all have a responsibility to do something.

DISSENT2019 IS OUR OPPORTUNITY.