Simon Sadler


Simon Sadler is a columnist for Places. He teaches the history and theory of architecture, design, and urbanism across several programs at the University of California, Davis, where he is a professor in the Department of Design.

Sadler’s publications include Archigram: Architecture without ArchitectureNon-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanism, with co-editor, Jonathan Hughes; and The Situationist City. His research examines ideologies of design since the mid-20 century, especially the roles proposed for design in political, cultural, and economic transformation.

He is currently exploring the holistic and libertarian tendencies of Californian, British, and Italian design, and is coordinating the California section of the Society of Architectural Historians’ Archipedia project. He has been a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow, a Fellow of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and a Fellow of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London.