I’ve been writing a few pieces for The Long & Short, the magazine of NESTA, about big plans for cities and what became of them. You can have a read here http://thelongandshort.org/authors/christopher-beanland
If you’re in the UK you can catch me on a brief book tour in spring 2016 talking about buildings, brutalism, writing and more. Dates below. Please do stop by and say hello afterwards. And if you want to get in touch always feel free to drop me a line via the contact page on the website.
Feb 26 – Birmingham 6/8 Kafe.
Mar 12 – Glasgow Book Festival, Mitchell Library. Tickets http://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/Whats-On.aspx#/event/d033547c-767e-4120-bf52-a59c00e4e52b
Mar 21 – London The Book Club. Tickets https://thebookclub.eventcube.io/events/3121/concrete-concept-brutalist-buildings-around-the-world
Apr 26 – London RIBA.
MORE TBA – watch this space
Concrete Concept is out now from all good book shops and of course Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0711237646. Here’s what The Telegraph thought of it http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/artists/why-we-must-learn-to-love-brutalist-architecture/ Roger Lewis in The Times meanwhile thought “The text of this book, which profiles 50 brutalist beasts, is witty, lively and informative. The numerous photographs are first class. Concrete Concept gave me new eyes.” So that’s good.
Wrote a piece for The Observer about Concrete Concept http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/31/brutalist-buildings-are-back-in-fashion-christopher-beanland