By opening up new perspectives on the built environment, Failed Architecture seeks to explore the meaning of architecture in contemporary society. This inclusive platform for critical urban discourse has grown considerably with the addition of a podcast, the expansion of its Amsterdam team and new bases in Beirut, Bogotá, Istanbul and New York. Failed Architecture has been an important point of departure for numerous publications, workshops and curatorial projects.
"Failed Architecture challenges dominant spatial fashions and explores alternative realities, reaching far beyond the architectural community. It combines personal stories with research and reflection, always remaining committed to the idea that architecture is about social justice and climate justice, pop culture and subculture, representation and imagination, and everything that happens after the building’s been built."
Some recent Failed Architecture projects include the Building Workers Unite! and Urban Feminism for the 99% special series; the summer schools with Incompiuto on Italy's many unfinished buildings or the recent collaboration with Black Females in Architecture, Migrant’s Bureau and Design As Protest to remind architecture and design organisations of their support for #BlackLivesMatter. Currently, Failed Architecture is developing a new series of real life spatial encounters called 'Situations'.