Having protested outside the AJ120 event earlier this year, Architects for Social Housing (ASH) campaigners were at it again last week – targeting the RIBA Stirling Prize awards at 66 Portland Place.
Equipped with a loudhailer and tub-thumping pamphlets, the activists were denouncing the inclusion of NEO Bankside on the Stirling shortlist.
The project, they claimed, had ‘set a very dangerous precedent for the mechanics of social cleansing in London’.
But the security guard posted on the door for the evening was less impressed.
‘We had the Falun Gong guys holding a vigil on the pavement outside here every day for 15 years. That’s a proper protest,’ he told the AJ. ‘That lot [ASH] were done and off in an hour and a half.’