The Architectural Uprising (sometimes referred to as “Architecture Uprising” or “Architecture Rebellion”) is a people’s movement that protests against the continued uglification of our cities. The movement protests against the blatant disregard from developers, architects, and politicians for what architecture people, in general, find beautiful. According to numerous studies, at least 75-85% prefer traditional architecture. AU thinks this should be reflected in our built environment.
How did it start?
The Architectural Uprising started in 2014 as a Swedish Facebook community called Arkitekturupproret, and quickly grew to tens of thousands of followers. Today, AU has grown into an international network with hundreds of thousands of followers all over the world.
You can find an updated list of all branches here.
Who is running AU?
The Architectural Uprising is a global movement that includes people of all backgrounds, ages, genders, and political views. All united by a passion for beautiful architecture and an aesthetically pleasing living environment.
Who is running this Page?
This website was created by Peter Olsson, a board member of The Swedish Architectural Uprising (Arkitekturupproret). The vision is to provide basic information on what the AU stands for while publishing in-depth articles about architecture.