From protest t-shirt to protest dress. The protest against the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games’ rule about architects and engineering not marketing their Olympics involvement started with a t-shirt. On July 30, New London Architecture’s Peter Murray opened his blazer to reveal a printed tee listing the names of firms involved in creating the games’ infrastructure. On Aug. 3, the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] president Angela Brady was seen wearing a dress with the same firm names at a staged “name-drop” in which Brady, Murray, and Institute of Structural Engineers president John Nolan dropped a banner from RIBA headquarters.
Yesterday, The Architects' Journal sustainability editor Angie Hartman showed off the same dress to the Olympics site, as well as a hat displaying images of Hopkins Architects’ Velodrome.
Design Council Cabe and London Legacy Development Corp. have also recently declared their support for the protest, The Architects' Journal reported. Said Design Council trustee Rab Bennetts: "We discussed holding some kind of London 2012 projects exhibition some time ago and were told it was not legally possible, which is absurd."