Owen Hatherley (@owenhatherley)


What Should a 21st Century Socialist Housing Policy Look Like?

Labour's 2017 manifesto was timid on housing but, globally, there are examples that could form the beginnings of a 21st century housing programme

On the Heritage of Totalitarianism

With every intense wave of Decommunisation of public space, where one 'totalitarianism' is denounced, a parallel rehabilitation of another is taking place.

Dialectical Soap Operas: Rainer Werner Fassbinder on TV

In the 1970s, TV was the dominant medium. Not, as it is today, one of dozens of diffuse forms competing for distracted attention.

After the End of the World: Re-reading the Russian Revolution

At a public lecture at the LSE, Sheila Fitzpatrick lamented that the end of the Cold War meant that there was little energy in the commemoration of the two Russian revolutions of 1917.

What Should a 21st Century Socialist Housing Policy Look Like?

Labour's 2017 manifesto was timid on housing but, globally, there are examples that could form the beginnings of a 21st century housing programme

On the Heritage of Totalitarianism

With every intense wave of Decommunisation of public space, where one 'totalitarianism' is denounced, a parallel rehabilitation of another is taking place.

Dialectical Soap Operas: Rainer Werner Fassbinder on TV

In the 1970s, TV was the dominant medium. Not, as it is today, one of dozens of diffuse forms competing for distracted attention.

After the End of the World: Re-reading the Russian Revolution

At a public lecture at the LSE, Sheila Fitzpatrick lamented that the end of the Cold War meant that there was little energy in the commemoration of the two Russian revolutions of 1917.