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    Your views: William JR Curtis on MoneoSubscription

    Thinkpiece10 May, 2018

    The idea of a unified ‘Modernism’ is indeed a myth: William JR Curtis responds to Rafael Moneo’s Soane Lecture

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    Troubles in Theory IV: the social sideSubscription

    Thinkpiece10 April, 2013

    Techno-fetishists may have argued for a scientifically determined architecture in the ’60s and ’70s, but at the same time more politically engaged voices were calling for the reinterpretation of space as an arena for the lived experiences of the everyday

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    Towards an architecture for IndiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece26 April, 2016

    In an age of rapid industrialisation, rampant construction, a networked economy and state indifference, meaningful architecture in India is elusive

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    The origin and indigenisation of the Imperial bungalow in IndiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece22 June, 2016

    As the population increases and urbanisation accelerates, this widely popular and aesthetically rich cultural icon is fast disappearing

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    The mirage of an ideal metropolisSubscription

    Thinkpiece13 June, 2016

    The unattainable shore of utopia spurs great feats of discovery

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    The great schools robberySubscription

    Thinkpiece6 November, 2015

    London’s schools are increasingly at risk of demolition, as the property bubble makes the playing fields they stand on prime redevelopment opportunities for heads faced with funding shortfalls.

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    The Globalising Wall: globalisation, conflict and divisionSubscription

    Thinkpiece20 June, 2018

    Rather than bringing countries closer together, globalisation reinforces territorial division

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    The end of utopiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece14 June, 2016

    Architects have always dreamed of building a better world, dreams that were realised on a gigantic new scale in the twentieth century, but since the 1970s this ambition has faded – so why did we stop thinking about tomorrow?

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    Street Values: Johannesburg’s spatial agentsVideoSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 July, 2016

    Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge

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    Spaces of rebellion: on architectures of control and perverse spectacleSubscription

    Thinkpiece22 June, 2018

    Throughout history, spaces have been appropriated and undone in the service of rebellion

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