My response as to why giving the official government website 2013 Design of the Year was not so cool.
Texts for the catalogue to the British Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. On ideas of scale and stories in cities.
My first published work. Oh, what a clever young chappy I was. Sanctimonious posturing.
An extended argument of what participation might be and mean in architecture. Probably my most ‘scholarly’ piece. Widely cited and (so my co-design colleagues tell me) respected.
Originally commissioned by the RIBA, a piece on what might or might not constitute architectural research. Big in Spain.
Happy to host Paul Chatterton's report: A Civic Plan for a Climate Emergency. Read it, y'all!
Very early thoughts from our Scarcity and Creativity project. Now looks rather crude.
A short think piece on the 2011 Occupation movement and its relevance to architecture.
The first book from my scarcity research project. Edited with Jon Goodbun and Deljana Iossifova, it brings together some good articles, including ones by Ezio Manzini, Erik Swyngedouw, Winy Maas, Kate Soper and more. Table of contents is here.
On the dangers and vanities of form. Written when I was wading through my philosophy degree and it shows.
For Occupied Times, the journal of the occupation movement. On austerity contra scarcity
This was my first Zoom lecture, delivered as part of the Architecture Foundation's excellent 100 Day Studio intiative during the 2020 COVID lockdown. The video is here , and the transcript linked to the title above. The lecture speculates as to where architecture might be in the face of the twin crises of climate and COVID, arguing that these challenge some of the fundaments on which the modern project of architecture has based itself.
A long piece on Trump-Brexit-Architecture. I was nervous doing it because I thought everything had been said, but thought there was an urgency, so any contribution felt worthwhile.
Lecture given at the Australian Institute of Architects Annual Conference 2015. One of my better 'performances'
First of two articles setting out the preliminary argument for the book, Flexible Housing. Apparently one of arq’s top downloads.