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Owen Hatherley

Owen is a widely published author:

  • Militant Modernism, 2009
  • A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, 2011
  • A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys Through Urban Britain, 2013
  • Nairn's Towns, Ian Nairn, edited by Owen Hatherley, 2013

He writes for Socialist Worker, Historical Materialism, BD, The Wire, New Statesman, and Archinect. Owen regularly contributes to The Guardian.

Owen writes a blog on Architecture and Politics, posted on

An earlier blog, last updated by Owen in 2009, is posted on

Owen researched Everyday Life, Mass Production, Mass Politics and the Avant Garde in Weimar Germany and the USSR, 1917-1934, his PhD at Birkbeck College, London.



Owen Hatherley writes...

clickReview - Danny Dorling's All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster 14.02.2014

clickWhat a "Marxist diatribe" about the UK housing market looks like 04.02.2014

clickThe Functionalist Deviation - Politics of building, aesthetics of anti-architecture 01.12.2007

Letchworth Garden City, 2007, established by the Urban Cottages and Small Holdings Competition of 1907

The following articles are kindly reproduced from Owen's blogs:

clickRevolution in the Garden - Garden Cities of To-morrow and Garden Suburbs of Yesterday (19.04.2007) 852KB

clickBuilding Brazilification (03.11.2006) 260KB

All Planned Out? - The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System

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