Simon Sadler is a contributing writer 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 chair of the Department of Design.
Sadler’s publications include Archigram: Architecture without Architecture; Non-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-20th century, especially the roles proposed for design in political, cultural, and economic transformation. He has been a Mellon fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a fellow of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and a fellow of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London.