Owen Hatherley is a freelance writer, working regularly for the New Statesman and The Wire, writing about music, film, art and politics but mainly architecture and urbanism, as well as researching a phd thesis on Americanism in the Weimar Republic and the USSR at Birkbeck College.
As an outlet for the non-academic and unpublishable he keeps the weblog sit down man, you're a bloody tragedy nastybrutalistandshort.blogspot.com, and as more academic site, The Measures Taken themeasurestaken.blogspot.com
His first book, Militant Modernism, a defence of modernism against its defenders, is published by Zero Books in April 2009.
The truly democratic expression of architectural media is on the photo-sharing site, says Owen Hatherley
Redeveloping Adjaye’s Wakefield hall is a sign of what urban priorities are, says Owen Hatherley
History has been smoothed over in Dresden’s reconstruction, says Owen Hatherley
- Striking but useless… just like Boris
- Music festivals tune into urban spaces
- Whatever happened to student housing?
- Postmodernism: the freak that dare not speak its name
- The GCHQ building is tasteless by design
- Sun, sea and Soviet system-building
- The architects paralysed by politics