Lecturer, Author, Architect,
Kingston School of Art, Future Cities Project
Austin Williams is senior lecturer in Architecture and Professional Practice at Kingston School of Art in London and Honorary Research Fellow at XJTLU University, Suzhou, China. He is the director of the Future Cities Project, and the author of "China's Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities" (2017) and “New Chinese Architecture: Twenty Women Building the Future” published by Thames and Hudson (2019). Williams founded the mantownhuman manifesto featured in Penguin Classics’ “100 Artists Manifestos”. He has spoken at a wide range of conferences, from New York to Ningbo; from Hawaii to Hong Kong; and is a regular media commentator on development, environmentalism and China. He has written for media outlets as diverse as Nature, Wired; Top Gear; Wallpaper, Times Literary Supplement; and The Economist. He directed over 200 short documentaries for NBSTV and authored and illustrated the “Shortcuts” design guides.