(Not So) Anti-Architecture

Robin Boyd was the most famous architecture critic Australia ever produced. Elsewhere, no matter our restless global culture, he is largely forgotten. A Boyd rediscovery might well start with his 1968 essay “Antiarchitecture” — a bracing and still relevant call for architects to cast aside their perennial political timidity.

Robin Boyd was the most famous architecture critic Australia ever produced. In a still relevant essay from 1968, he calls for architects to cast aside their perennial political timidity.

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Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is a columnist for Places. She is an architecture critic and a professor of architecture at Monash University.

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Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York.

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Gabrielle Esperdy

Gabrielle Esperdy is a columnist for Places. She is associate professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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