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 two proposed Thames footbridges have little purpose except to give the mayor his vacuous legacy
Architecture can be a source of inspiration for experimental performers, says Owen Hatherley
With university accommodation now defined by the developers’ desire to cram students in as densely as possible, high-quality design may be too much to ask, says Owen Hatherley
- 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
- Are libraries living on borrowed time?
- Lessons from Berlin’s mysterious east
- Flats don’t always need to be flattened