Architect Tom Bennett was arrested on Waterloo Bridge in London in April 2019 for peacefully protesting as part of the Extinction Rebellion movement. He was recently found guilty of breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act…. so the Architects Registration Board (ARB) now want to strike him off. Tom works for Studio Bark in London a practice founded by Wilf Meynell a University of Brighton graduates.
The Architect’s Climate Action Network (ACAN) invite you to join us in solidarity and support of Tom Bennett as he reports his conviction for breaching section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to the Architects Registration Board.
On Tuesday 10th December at 1pm we will be delivering an open letter to the ARB office in London.
We urge architects and anyone concerned about the future of humanity on this planet to join us in supporting Tom as he faces potential disciplinary action for his peaceful protest. We consider that Tom has acted with conscientiousness, honesty and integrity. Through non-violent demonstration he has upheld, at personal cost, the reputation of architects generally. We call on the ARB to ensure that The Architects Code: Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice is not a barrier to activism and action.
We invite you to sign the open letter supporting Tom, share it with anyone who may wish to join the signatories and if possible gather to physically demonstrate this backing for half an hour on Tuesday lunchtime. In this time of climate emergency we must stand together for what we know is right.
Sign the letter at: https://www.architectscan.org/tombennett