The second one concerns the neoliberal turn (1993-2016) focusing on: the national policies aimed to flex-secure the labour market; the supranational agreements of the European Union related to the tenders and the free circulation of service; and, the national counter-legislation to support architectural procurement. In both timespans, the modes of architectural production will be addressed.
The overall argument of the thesis regards the labourification of work. The labourification implies that labouring painful activities (e.g. administration, underpaid commissions, unpaid competitions etc.) are accepted at all levels among architects for the sake of an exciting reification of work as a yearned reward.
The research employs a mixed methodology (archival review, literature review and grounded theory), supported by the inscriptive tool of architecture (theoretical diagramming, exhibition design).