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Pavilion of Protest

A political drawing competition takes a beautiful stand against the increasingly inaccessible world of architectural education

Architecture students from around the country have been pouring their heart, soul and skill into a drawn protest against the the rising cost and futility of conventional architectural education. The Pavilion of protest, which set up at the RIBA, hosted a constant vigil of drawing on a single roll of paper. Featured here are two witty pieces that capture the exasperating experience of climbing through the educating system only to fall into the deep global recession.


Sigrid Muller studied at The Welsh School of Architecture. She created The Pavilion of Protest with her colleagues as one of Sheffield University’s Live Projects in collaboration with Zap Architecture. Her drawing, The Journey, was shortlisted in a drawing competition that formed part of the protest in RIBA’s Florence Hall.


Truth, Knowledge and Power presents a stratified dystopia in Daniel Lauand’s beautiful ink metaphor for a society without social mobility where the barriers controlling civil life are seemingly insurmountable.

The Pavilion of Protest exhibition has now closed but information about the project, Sheffield’s Live Projects and Zap Architecture can be found online.

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