Culture

Art Review Live

Just a quick note about an event for Art Review this coming Thursday evening, part of their Art Review Live programme in their basement space in Honduras Street. I’m talking about A Clockwork Jerusalem, the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, people walking ducks in Peckham, and showing videos … and there will be specially […]



A Clockwork Jerusalem, The Soundtrack

Optimo * A Clockwork Jerusalem Mix. (Optimo In Venice) by Thoughts On Love And Smoking. on Mixcloud Here is the soundtrack commissioned by The Vinyl Factory and 180 The Strand for the Clockwork Jerusalem party at the Venice Biennale. Mixed by JD Twitch and JG Wilkes aka Optimo the mix brings together such seemingly disparate […]



Stonehenge as Historico Futurism

To coincide with the summer solstice, here is a little extract from my essay in the Clockwork Jerusalem book published alongside the show I’ve co-curated at the British Pavilion. The book is beautiful – burt sadly only available from the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale right now, We’re hoping to have a little wider […]



The Architecture of: Breaking Bad / The Room / Antarctica

A round up of writing elsewhere: Over on BD is a guide to the Architecture of Breaking Bad. Here is an excerpt: The Crystal Ship It’s the image Breaking Bad opens with: an RV careering though the desert and crashing into a ditch. A wild eyed man in underpants and a gas mask emerges and […]



London Design Festival Roundup

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In Pursuit of Architecture / Vers Un Climat / Landscape Futures

I’m in New York the weekend of the 21st Sept as part of Log’s In Pursuit of Architecture conference at MoMA. In Pursuit of Architecture: A conference on buildings and ideas Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10AM–5PM The Museum of Modern Art New York, New York To mark its 10th anniversary and 29th issue, Log presents […]



Marginalia #2

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Send Me The Pillow, The One That You Dream On

Over on Dezeen, I’ve written something about the Etsy-fication of Modernism – the way that big, social projects of the 1960’s like Park Hill and the Trellick Tower have reappeared as modern domestic chintz. And how this perhaps reveals that historical ideological battles have become contemporary pillow fights … “There’s something strange going on here. […]



Mipim: Where Cities Talk To Money

A Russian speaking robot at the Krasnodar Region tent, Mipim A quick heads up for a piece I wrote for Domus about Mipim, the annual global property fair titled ‘Where Cities Talk To Money’. Here’s a link, and below are a couple of excerpts. ….. Passing model after model, rendered in glowing Perspex on floating […]



The Custard Pie As Magical Theatrical Object

In honour of it’s appearance in this weeks Private Eye’s Pseuds Corner, here’s the piece I wrote for Icon about the custard pie in full for all you fan’s of over-thought and over-wrought cultural commentary: Battle of the Century – Laurel & Hardy I’m not entirely convinced that the custard pie even exists. Not a […]