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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

Book review: Melancholy and Architecture

  Melancholy and Architecture: On Aldo Rossi, by Diogo Seixas Lopes, Park Books Review by Herbert Wright  (originally published in Blueprint magazine July 2015)     They look rather like scenes painted by de Chirico, but they are not. One … Continue reading

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A spotlight on Shenzhen’s Urban Villages… and the future of cities

Shenzhen seems to be the ultra-modern super-scaled metropolis, but it also presents a very different urbanist model, one hidden in its urban villages. Continue reading

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Our Proposal to Curate the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019: NO WAY BACK from the FUBuLoUS Team

In October 2017, I led a team to respond to an Open Call for Curator of Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019. We called ourselves FUBuLoUS and our proposal was titled NO WAY BACK. OAT received 71 curatorial proposals from across … Continue reading

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I was a Juror at SCI-Arc’s Graduate Thesis Weekend

There seems to be something about the name SCI-Arc that invites wordplays. Maybe it implies reaching out into the blue like a ‘sky-arc’, or a vessel for minds that is floating into the unknown like a ‘psy-ark’. And is it … Continue reading

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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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