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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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Droning

Shared some brief thoughts and fears on drones and borders in Alphr and the New Statesman respectively (in great pieces by Thomas McMullan and Stephanie Boland). I’m sure there’s some Foucauldian combination/clash of the two developments awaiting us in the … Continue reading

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Bonus Level

I’ve been playing video games, for my sins, since 1987. For all my flailing pretensions elsewhere, I’ve measured out my life with endless flashing Insert Coin to Continue temptations. For a long time, I became distracted by meaningless things like … Continue reading

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White Noise

Last month I had the chance to co-edit one of my favourite urbanism sites, the London-based White Noise. It’s probably best to have a look and see what catches your eye but there’s a piece on post-apocalyptic London, an interview … Continue reading

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Night White Skies

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Sean Lally for his excellent Night White Skies podcast series, on architecture, cities, the politics of space, virtual reality & the imagination. Hope you enjoy ( and listen to the full series, … Continue reading

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Hibernating in the woods at the minute and thought I’d do some kind of best of 2016 but it’d likely just consist of a burning tumbril barrelling down a cobbled lane towards a gunpowder store. Instead I thought I’d just … Continue reading

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Mega City Dun

Thanks to everyone at the Dundee Literary Festival and those who came for a great event. There’s been an avalanche of things happening recently, which I’m still digging my way through, and tomorrow may finally be the first day I’ve … Continue reading

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