Phineas Harper is director of Open City and formerly deputy director of the Architecture Foundation. He is author of the Architecture Sketchbook (2015) and People's History of Woodcraft Folk (2016). In 2015 he co-created Turncoats, a design-based debating society, which now has chapters in four continents.
Iwan Baan's arresting images of the Kenyan school built by architect duo Selgascano are a typical example of the slum porn that has infiltrated western media, argues Phineas Harper in his latest Opinion column. More
Patrik Schumacher's vision for a deregulated and privatised city is nothing more than a rehash of failed establishment ideas, and we shouldn't pay any attention, argues Phineas Harper in his latest Opinion column. More