A London-based writer, historian and curator of architecture.

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Short biography

Owen Hopkins is Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts where he mounts regular series of events, lectures, discussions and exhibitions on architecture and related subjects. His recent exhibitions and displays include Urban Jigsaw (2016), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (2016), Four Visions for the Future of Housing (2015), 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914 (2014) and Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination (2012).

He has written widely on architecture for publications such as The Independent, The Herald, Burlington Magazine, The Architectural Review, Apollo, Dezeen, RA Magazine, C20 Magazine, Spitalfields Life, the Oxonian Review, the Architects’ Journal and Building Design. He is author of four books: Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (RA Publications, 2016), From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor (Reaktion, 2015), Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (Laurence King, 2014) and Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon (Laurence King, 2012). He regularly leads a variety of walking tours of London architecture.