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About herbertwright

I am a London-based writer interested in art, architecture, the future and more. I am the author of three non-fiction books. Published articles online appear on www.herbertwright.co.uk.

California at London’s Design Museum

“Californian design has cruised a freeway to the future, but at some multi-level interchange, it may have left the road marked freedom” Continue reading

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For the Record: Professor Paweł Machcewicz’s last interview as director of the Museum of the Second World War, Gdansk, Poland, 31/3/2017

Just before his controversial dismissal as director of The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland, Paweł Machcewicz gave a final interview Continue reading

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Paul Nash at Tate Britain

Paul Nash at Tate Britain October 2016 to 5 March 2017 – a review by Herbert Wright We see him standing in a big coat in a short 1940 film, intense eyes flicking from sketchbook to a field of Luftwaffe wreckage gathered in … Continue reading

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Letter from Tokyo

The most advanced city on Earth isn’t just shaped by earthquakes and economics – animes and architects play out dreams there too. Herbert Wright seeks the big picture from above, and the future beyond the futuristic Two things not to … Continue reading

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Short Talk about Migrating Studios, the Future of Creative Spaces

A short introductory talk given 26th September 2015 for a panel discussion in the Design Museum‘s Super Talks, on the theme: Migrating Studios? The Future of Creative Spaces I’ll just throw out a few obvious thoughts and questions, and some … Continue reading

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Skyscrapers: Herbert Wright interviewed by Daniel García Casillas for Metro World News July 2015

(This interview was part of an article by Daniel García Casillas for syndication within Metro’s newspapers, and it has appeared in editions from Santiago to Montreal) What the benefits of high buildings for a city? The denser our cities, the … Continue reading

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Milan’s Three-Billion-Euro Menu, Eat In or Take Away

Some say it’s a waste of time and money, but there may just be a message to save the planet at Milan’s Expo 2015 ‘Touch the Window’, said a notice at an optician’s in Milan’s Via Carducci. On May Day, … Continue reading

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