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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.

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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The Amazing Earls Court Exhibition Centre and the company that wants to destroy it

Exit Earls Court station at the Warwick Road, and an unfeasibly large frontage opposite gently curves across your field of vision. Of course, this is the main entrance of Earls Court Exhibition Centre. It has welcomed somewhere between 1.5 and … Continue reading

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Eternity evades Egyptian Deities in Kensington

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Seth, God of Chaos and the Desert, bought a powerdrill. Neith, Goddess of The Hunt and later Protector of the Dead, sits boyishly on the Fire Exit. Their eight companions, all also Egyptian deities, stand around, in peace now that … Continue reading

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The Girls: the Lost Interview

This interview was originally published on the Love is the Law website in September 2009. In a sign of complete disrespect to both The Girls and your correspondent here, this ‘magazine’ failed to archive it, and it disappeared some time … Continue reading

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Open House launches in Lisbon- my amazing day

Saturday 6th October 2012 was a big day for Lisbon: the launch of the city’s first Open House. This annual weekend which throws open the doors of places of architectural interest to the public, free of charge, started in London … Continue reading

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Expedition to the Genex Tower

The Genex Tower, Belgrade, June 2012. Photo © Kristina Rapacki                                                             … Continue reading

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