Archive for 2010

All the articles posted on this website can be found here, organised in chronological sequence according to their date of writing or first publication.

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Saving ‘Versions’ – with no thanks to Microsoft »

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in: Articles General, Encounters, Found Objects

My requirements from word-processing software are pretty simple. I still reckon that the most amenable I’ve ever used was the ‘Word’ for Macs programme that I had on a Macintosh SE way back in the Dark Ages. I remember feeling impressed that it had been worth anybody’s time to come up with an invention that seemed so perfectly suited to the requirements of writers, students, and other characteristically unmoneyed types. Having transferred to PCs at a time when Apple seemed to be going nowhere (between the first Powerbooks and the G2s as I recall), I’ve since reconciled myself to ‘Word’ as it comes bundled up in Microsoft Office. I have done this despite the fact that my software nowadays seems to think, quite wrongly, that it knows who I am. Increasingly, it is convinced that I should be writing business letters, or corporate reports in which ‘bullet-points’ and tables feature prominently…

Remembering Colin St John Wilson’s answer to Prince Charles – an article for Architecture Today »

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in: Art & its applications, Articles General

I wrote this piece earlier in the summer (it appeared in Architecture Today 209, June 2010) . Having gone back, after several years, and seen the present state of Charles’s ‘model’ development at Poundbury in Dorchester, it seems all the more important to remember that the ‘Modernism’ against which it is designed to speak was never […]

London Review Bookshop, 21 October 7pm »

August 21st, 2010 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

“A kind of Critique that works by Allegorising…” »

August 1st, 2010 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

Just Start Digging: a conversation about Memory and the Framing of Heritage »

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in: Articles General, Heritage & History

The final version of this conversation with Jeremy Davies is published as ‘Just start digging: Memory and the framing of heritage’ in a special issue of Memory Studies entitled ‘Nostalgia and the Shapes of History’, edited by Nadia Atia & Jeremy Davies (3:3, July 2010, 196-203).

Ruins reviewed – a talk at Pages Bookshop in Hackney »

February 20th, 2010 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

On Melancholy and the Angel of History in Oxford »

January 12th, 2010 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

Golden Handcuffs Review – another brilliant issue! »

January 3rd, 2010 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)