An interview with the portuguese journal arqa. In portuguese, so translation below. On scarcity, politics and the need for alternatives. Done the day of Thatcher's funeral, so pretty gloomy.
A worthy piece that begins to unpick notions of autonomy in architecture. Good opening, slightly ploddy continuation.
On the dangers and vanities of form. Written when I was wading through my philosophy degree and it shows.
My response as to why giving the official government website 2013 Design of the Year was not so cool.
From Objects of Austerity to Processes of Scarcity. Text of presentation available through link above.
A short think piece on the 2011 Occupation movement and its relevance to architecture.
A short paper for the Journal of Architectural Education which specifically links issues of scarcity with notions of agency
Escaping The Fountainhead
Originally commissioned by the RIBA, a piece on what might or might not constitute architectural research. Big in Spain.
My main statement of intent, which has been extensively reviewed (collected here) and featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4. The contents are available on the MIT Press website, as are pdfs of the preface and introduction. A version of Chapter 2 was published in field: and is available as a pdf. Winner 2009 RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University based research.
Lightish introduction to a whole issue of field (with articles worth reading); the start of the Spatial Agency Project.
Architecture Depends. Flight was delayed. I was an hour late, but it was a Friday evening and they had got out the wine. A great gig.
In order to get a balanced view, all reviews from the very nice to the very nasty are included here.
For Occupied Times, the journal of the occupation movement. On austerity contra scarcity
Very early thoughts from our Scarcity and Creativity project. Now looks rather crude.
Musings on Biennales and architectural exhibitions. Good opening! Light follow through.
Co-authored with Jon Goodbun, Michael Klein and Andreas Rumpfhuber. The main outcome of the Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment project. At the beginning of this project it became clear that there was no contemporary theory of scarcity that addressed the current conditions, so this book sets out to fill that gap, and then relate that theory to design. It is a short (15,000 words) book, and good value.