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 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.