Author Archives: darran anderson

Idle Minds

If you’re into games and architecture, come to the V&A Friday night.

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Cities & Silence

“Silence seems antithetical to the city. Urban spaces are not just noisy, they are noise. To replicate the traffic sound of the Place de la Concorde during the rush-hour, George Gershwin incorporated actual Parisian taxi horns into An American in … Continue reading

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Imaginary Cities U.S. Edition

Wholehearted thanks to University of Chicago Press (and especially Levi Stahl) for publishing the U.S. edition of Imaginary Cities, available now in all good bookshops (and Influx Press for taking a chance on the book in the first place when … Continue reading

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Beyond Monochrome

‘Revolutions arrive in colours. Green in Ireland, carnation in Portugal, yellow in the Philippines, velvet in Czechoslovakia, rose in Georgia, orange in Ukraine, tulip in Kyrgyzstan, saffron in Myanmar. One hundred years ago in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg), the October … Continue reading

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Forthcoming talk at the Bartlett

If you’re in London and interested in games & architecture, come along to this; it’s a great lineup and it’ll be a lot of fun. It’s also free – you can register here.

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Minor Literature[s] interview

In advance of the French and U.S. editions of Imaginary Cities , I’ve been speaking to Minor Literature[s] about writing, rebellion, film and the meaning of Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. Thanks to Thom Cuell and Momus for the questions. Finishing … Continue reading

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In Defence of Expressionism

Machine Books have just published a short e-book of mine in their ‘Style: In Defence Of…’ series. It’s on Expressionist architecture; a style and movement I’ve been fascinated by for a while. Down the years I’ve managed to visit quite … Continue reading

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