Following the huge success of Sam Jacob’s regular opinion column, we’re proud to announce that four more world-class writers are joining us as columnists: Dan Hill, Alexandra Lange, Kieran Long and Justin McGuirk.
They’ll each be contributing a monthly column starting this month (apart from Alexandra, who will be joining us in January due to her commitments at Harvard).
Sam Jacob’s next column will appear tomorrow and after that we’ll publish an Opinion piece by one of our writers every week.
Here are some biographical details of our new writing team:
Dan Hill is CEO of Fabrica, a communications research centre and design studio based in Treviso, Italy. A designer and urbanist, he has previously held design leadership positions at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund) in their influential Strategic Design Unit, at Arup as foresight and innovation leader for the Australasian region, at Monocle, as web and broadcast director, and the BBC, as head of interactive technology and design.
Dan is an adjunct professor in the Design, Architecture and Building faculty at University of Technology, Sydney. His blog City of Sound covers the intersection between cities, design, culture and technology, and his books include "Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary" (Strelka Press, 2012).
New York-based architecture and design critic Alexandra Lange has contributed essays, reviews, and features to publications including Domus, Metropolis, New York Magazine, the New Yorker blog, and the New York Times. Lange is a featured writer at Design Observer and has taught architecture criticism in the Design Criticism Program at the School of Visual Arts and the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program at New York University. She is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design for academic year 2013-2014.
Lange is the author of Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), a primer on how to read and write architecture criticism, as well as the e-book The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism (Strelka Press, 2012), which considers the message of the physical spaces of Facebook, Google, and Apple.
Justin McGuirk is a writer, critic and curator based in London. He is the director of Strelka Press, the publishing arm of the Strelka Institute in Moscow. He has been the design columnist for The Guardian, the editor of Icon magazine and the design consultant to Domus. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank.
Kieran Long is Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Most of his career has been spent as a critic, writer and editor for a wide variety of publications about architecture. He was deputy editor Icon magazine, editor in chief of the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review, and is currently the architecture critic for the Evening Standard newspaper.
Kieran presents Restoration Home and the forthcoming series The £100,000 House for the BBC and was principal assistant to David Chipperfield for the 2012 International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Long’s books include Common Ground: A Critical Reader, which came out last year to coincide with the biennale. He has taught at the Royal College of Art, London Metropolitan University, Greenwich University and Kingston University, and an invited lecturer at Yale University, KTH Stockholm, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Swiss Architecture Forum, and many other universities and institutions in the UK.