Dissident Architects Can Leak Building Plans on This Dark Web Site

Dissident architects can leak building plans on this dark web site

Every new high rise tells a tale of winners and losers. In today’s cities, the winners are often investors who have the cash to finance a condo in a rundown area, and the losers are the people whose rents skyrocket well past the point of affordability.

Concrete Action is a site that aims to level the playing field by giving dissident architects a way to securely and anonymously leak building plans to the public. The site, which launched today, also contains information on how the city planning process works so that activists can understand what they’re up against when a developer announces another high-rent property in a low income area.

Concrete Action is currently based in the UK, where rising rents have gotten so bad that some charities have said the housing crisis is a breach of human rights. Last year, a group of single mothers in London facing eviction protested the so-called “regeneration” project forcing them out. In short, a full-blown housing movement is underway.

“We saw a need for getting more resources to these sorts of initiatives, rather than all resources, expertise, and funding being in the hands of developers,” said Cleo, a co-founder of Concrete Action who wished to remain anonymous, citing professional concerns. “If you live in a city, you’re likely familiar with the trend: international investors are pouring a lot of money into property, and that is forcing other people who live in the city to move further and further out.” []

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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