Peggy Deamer

Yale/ Deamer, Studio

"Coopting Competition: The New Work of Architecture"

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an in-person lecture. Please jon us in Hayes 403 on UB's South Campus!

Guests are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. 

This talk will examine the structural role of competition in our field and identify nodes for redirecting our architectural creative talents. Looking at antitrust laws, contracts, and professionalism, it hopes to identify how academia, practice, and architecture’s role in the political economy can support coopertivization.

AIA continuing education credits available (1 LU)


Peggy Deamer.

Peggy Deamer, Professor Emerita of Yale University’s School of Architecture 

Peggy Deamer is Professor Emerita of Yale University’s School of Architecture, where she taught studio/design and contemporary theory seminars. She is principal in the firm of Deamer Studio, and formerly a partner in Deamer + Phillips. Her design work has appeared in HOME, Home and Garden, Progressive Architecture, Vogue and the New York Times, amongst other journals. She is the founding member of the Architecture Lobby, a group advocating for the value of architectural design and labor. She is the editor of Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present and The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design, and the author of Architecture and Labor. Articles by her have appeared in Log, Avery Review, e-Flux, and Harvard Design Magazine, amongst other journals. Her theory work explores the relationship between subjectivity, design, and labor in the current economy. She received the Architectural Record 2018 Women in Architecture Activist Award and the 2020 John Q. Hejduk award.