Jack Self is an architect and writer based in London. He is contributing editor for the Architectural Review and author of Real Estates: Life Without Debt (Bedford Press 2014).
He has worked for the Architectural Review in a number of capacities since 2009, and was previously associate editor at Strelka Press (2012-13). His writing has appeared in AD, BD, Blueprint, Domus and Dezeen, as well as elsewhere.
Jack founded Fulcrum, a free weekly based at the Architectural Association. Dedicated to ‘pursuing architecture and the third millennium’, Fulcrum remains the world’s most-read student publication about architecture. It has been widely exhibited - most notably at the 2012 Venice Biennale.
Jack holds a bachelors of architecture from the University of New South Wales (Sydney 2007), a diploma of architecture from the Architectural Association (2014) and a master’s in philosophy from the University of London (2012). His MA dissertation examined the morality of neoliberal economic theory, which was also the subject of his first book Real Estates: Life Without Debt.
As a designer he has worked for several international firms, amongst them Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris and London (2008-09).
Should we fear democracy?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick