Owen Hatherley


Born
in Southampton, The United Kingdom
July 24, 1981


Owen Hatherley is a British writer and journalist based in London who writes primarily on architecture, politics and culture.

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The pandemic has made it clear that housing is England's greatest divide | Owen Hatherley

Coronavirus has highlighted the gap between owners and tenants – and how politicians are failing to close it

The country’s “divisions” over Brexit have been discussed to death as a signifier of two distinct and opposed cultures, but there is one issue above all others that is the most reliable indicator of political allegiances: housing. Though home ownership has been declining, it remains the cond

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A Guide to the New Ruins of...

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Militant Modernism

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The Ministry of Nostalgia

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Landscapes of Communism: A ...

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Trans-Europe Express

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A New Kind of Bleak: Journe...

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Uncommon: An Essay on Pulp

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The Adventures of Owen Hath...

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Across the Plaza: The Publi...

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“Again, we find that the space standards of twenty-first century luxury are below the required minimum for dockworkers in 1962.”
Owen Hatherley, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

“Brutalist architecture was Modernism's angry underside, and was never, much as some would rather it were, a mere aesthetic style. It was a political aesthetic, an attitude, a weapon, dedicated to the precept that nothing was too good for ordinary people. Now, after decades of neglect, it's devided between 'eyesores' and 'icons'; fine for the Barbican's stockbrokers but unacceptable for the ordinary people who were always its intended clients.”
Owen Hatherley, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

“It shows a mediocre architect at the top of his game [on the Beetham Tower in Manchester]”
Owen Hatherley, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

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