We tend to think of architects as professionals rather than workers. Architects design, create, delegate, follow a special calling. Still, they’re not often seen as “working for a living,” and they’re certainly not much like the workers who construct or extract the resources for the buildings they design.

And yet, architectural work in the twenty-first century has become ever more precarious. As with other white-collar workers, architects are becoming increasingly accustomed to short-term contracts, overtime without pay, and other traditional hallmarks of exploited labour.

The podcast Architects Unionise! from Failed Architecture (FA) jointly produced by NUJ Netherlands' member Charlie Clemoes discusses this new reality.

For more information and to listen to the podcast.