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Peter Buchanan

Lecturer, Critical Practice: Theory

Architectural writer, critic, consultant and curator, Peter Buchanan was born in Malawi, schooled in Zimbabwe and graduated B.Arch from the University of Cape Town in 1968. He worked as architect and urban designer/planner in parts of Africa, Europe and the Middle East before joining The Architectural Review in 1979, becoming deputy editor in 1982.

Freelancing since 1992, he curated the travelling exhibitions Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Selected Projects and Ten Shades of Green for The Architectural League of New York and been a consultant on urban design projects and for architectural publications. He has published several hundred essays and articles in journals from many countries, and lectured and taught summer schools and master classes in a similarly wide range of places and universities.

His many books include five volumes of Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works (Phaidon Press) and Ten Shades of Green (WW Norton). Most recently, he wrote The Big Rethink series in The Architectural Review, now being expanded into a book.