Owen Hopkins is an architectural writer, historian and curator. He is senior curator of exhibitions and education at Sir John Soane's Museum and was previously architecture programme curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. He is the author of books including Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon (2012), Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (2014) and Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (2016).
Charles Jencks, the critic who helped bring postmodernism into existence, died this week. With populism on the rise, the pluralism of the movement is needed now more than ever, argues Owen Hopkins. More
The use of facial recognition in Hong Kong and London's King's Cross demonstrates the need to control access to the technology in the same way other dangerous items are regulated, says Owen Hopkins. More
The Bauhaus, the most influential art and design school in history, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. This overview by Owen Hopkins kicks off our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school's key figures and projects. More
Augmented reality could lead to a dystopian world where everyone is trapped by their own views. It's up to architects to set them free, argues Owen Hopkins in his first Opinion column for Dezeen. More
Brutalism: one of the 20th century's most controversial architecture movements is back in vogue with design fans as nostalgia mixes with a new-found respect for its socialist principals. In our new series, Dezeen will be revisiting some of the key projects from the Brutalist period, but first here's a short introduction from the Royal Academy's Owen Hopkins. More