Architectural Writer, Historian & Curator,
Owen Hopkins is an architectural writer, historian and curator. He is Director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle University. Previously he was Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane’s Museum and before that Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. His interests revolve around the interactions between architecture, politics, technology and society. He is curator of numerous exhibitions including most recently Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth (2020), Eric Parry: Drawing (2019), Code Builder (with Mamou-Mani Architects), Out of Character (with Studio MUTT), The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture (all 2018) and Adam Nathaniel Furman: The Roman Singularity (2017). He is author of six books, including Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore (Phaidon, 2020), Lost Futures (2017), Mavericks (2016) and From the Shadows (2015), and is editor of six volumes/series of essays. He is a frequent commentator on architecture in the press, having written for a range of publications including Dezeen, The Architectural Review, domus, Blueprint and Icon.