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.
Towers have the virtue of shock, but they may not be the worst we’ve done to our cities, says Owen Hatherley
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
- Bury the past in heritage and shopping
- 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