is a writer on the arts and culture. He is Associate American Editor of T
, and is currently at work on his third book, a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson. Follow:
Big, Hairy, and Agile
The UK government’s digital services platform, gov.uk, has won the Design of the Year award.
What It Costs (to Buy a Bench, to Extend a Curb)
Participatory budgeting lets communities put their own urban priorities in order.
Utopian Image: Politics and Posters
By celebrating political posters for their design do we collude with the established order they seek to challenge?
Healing The Metabolic Rift
John Thackara on the possibilities and issues global business leaders will face at the 2013 World Economic Forum.
Kicked A Building Lately?
That question, the title of the 1976 collection of Ada Louise Huxtable’s work for the New York Times
, embodies her approach to criticism.