5KL: Engagement & Practice

The Five Thousand Pound Life is an initiative dedicated to new ways of thinking, talking, and acting on architecture, climate change, and our economic future.

Engagement & Practice
Environmental degradation may be seen as an accumulation of unintended consequences. In an effort to relink the effects of climate change to the decisions that cause it, democratic citizenship is explored both within, and outside of, the confines of professional practice. In nurturing deeper civic engagement, the limits of architectural agency are questioned and redefined.

More themes:

5KL: An Overview
Introducing the League’s overarching initiative that seeks to imagine an economically and ecologically viable American future.

Economics & Investment
A focus on the core connection between our individual and collective channeling of resources and the carbon byproducts of economic exchange.

Design & Technology
An inquiry into the relationship between the iterative process of design and technological advancement in our pursuit of prosperity.

Communication & Ethics
An emphasis on understanding our relationships with, and responsibilities to, other individuals, communities, nations, and generations.