Malaysia's civic space is rated as 'obstructed' by the civicus monitor. The law imposes overly burdensome requirements on assembly organisers and requires that they notify authorities five days prior to a gathering under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, which falls short of international standards. 

May we assemble please?

This project is present in a zine format: the mem-BANTAH zine. In Bahasa Malaysia, BANTAH translates to protest. Mem-BANTAH, is short for member of protest: this zine is a guideline for members of protest. The zine presents a series of architectural responses at four separate sites of oppression in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These architectural interventions will serve as the platform, frame and background to the event of protests against the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, leading up to the abolishment of the act in 2024.