I Would Prefer Not To is an oral history project conducted through audio interviews on the topic of the most important kind of refusal in architects’ toolboxes: refusal of the architectural commission.
To mark the launch of I Would Prefer Not To, the project’s creator Ana Miljački sits down with Mario Gooden and Paul Lewis to discuss the refusal of architectural commissions in practice today.
The live conversation will uncover the typically unseen process of architectural refusal and its relevance to the profession as a whole, from the stakes of refusal to the forces that drive and constrain architects’ commissions.
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