Week 15 . Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?)


WBYA? proposes new standards be added to the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct in order to fulfill our professional and ethical obligation to those who build our architecture.  (Printable PDF, 2014)    

This week’s contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 Weeks is by Who Builds Your Architecture? an interdisciplinary advocacy group that works to educate architects and other allied fields on the effects of globalization on architecture labor. WBYA? promotes fair working conditions and sustainable building practices at building sites worldwide.
To download, print, or simply see a higher resolution version of this weeks’ contribution, please click here
For more about WBYA? click here

Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum). 

“52 Weeks” is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

To learn more visit: www.gulflabor.org

Please read and/or sign our petition

For additional information, please email: contact@gulflabor.org

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