Yes bab – this features ring roads of the West Midlands and some Coventry poets. Lovely. I did it for The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/14/brutal-inspiration-why-poets-are-writing-about-coventrys-ring-road
A long read I did on new towns for The Long & Short http://thelongandshort.org/cities/new-towns
Thanks to everyone who came to the Science Museum in London for the Brutalism Redux event. I really enjoyed listening to all the great people there and speaking myself. Will be talking more about Concrete Concept, The Wall in The Head and brutalist architecture at various events in 2017. So watch this space. And if you’re running a event and would like me to talk, please feel free to get in touch via the contact page.
Here’s a piece I wrote going back to the 80s Maglev boom in Birmingham and Berlin! It’s for The Long & Short http://thelongandshort.org/machines/whither-british-maglev
I’ll be talking at this Brutalism Redux event in London on Jan 27 with other writers, heritage experts and artists. Tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brutalism-redux-resuscitating-the-urban-politics-of-brutalist-architecture-tickets-30030308461
I’ll also be doing more book talks in 2017 (one of which I’m very excited about but can’t reveal yet), talking about The Wall in the Head (my novel) and of course Concrete Concept.
Happy New Year!
Concrete Concept featured in the New York Review of Books, with some other great books about brutalism http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/12/22/brutalism-dreams-that-came-true/
Me and the amazingly talented John Grindrod have a new film night – the first one is on Sep 28 at the Book Club in London. We’ll be showing films about architecture and cities – vintage gems, promo films, quota quickies, docs, dramas, humour and everything in between. It’s going to be a blast. Why don’t you come? Tickets are just 6 quid https://thebookclub.eventcube.io/events/4615/the-concrete-lens