On 20th March 2009 the Guardian reported that the Royal Institute of British Architects’ president, Sunand Prasad, estimated that 30% of architects were unemployed or under-employed.
Two weeks later, on 1st April 2009, I was made redundant from one of the UK’s leading design studios and set out to pursue a long standing ambition of working as a freelance photographer. I quickly discovered that I was not alone in finding redundancy a life changing event. Ranging from chefs to cake shop owners, lighting designers to journalists, and even back to architects, After Redundancy documents the directions taken by twenty-four individuals from the architectural profession after being made redundant during the 2008-2009 recession.
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