Phineas Harper is a designer and critic. He is Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation, an independent London think-tank which campaigns on issues that effect the built environment in the city and society. Before joining the Architecture Foundation he was Deputy Editor of the international architecture magazine, the Architectural Review where he still serves on the editorial board.
He has written widely on politics and design including for the Architect’s Journal in London, ArchDaily in Santiago, Uncube in Berlin and is currently contributing to an exhibition of Belgian architecture opening in Paris. Last month he co-curated the Doughnut, the first festival of Outer London with Ellis Woodman and Will Self. His latest project, Turncoats, a series of explosive debates with a subversive new format created with Dean of the CASS Robert Mull and architect Maria Smith launches later in October.
Energy futures: how can we keep the lights on?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student