Kurt Andersen looks at how America was designed
Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses are books about American history but they are also books about design.
New Essay: On design criticism and the expanding nature of design
For Eye on Design, I wrote about the state of design criticism and how the field has gotten grown and gotten more complex.
The End of the Designer-Genius
The myth of the sole creative genius has allowed bad behavior to persist for too long.
Haze Valley / Acoustic Daydream
Two summer playlists to capture the feeling of summer.
Creating new design histories
Where history is often used to define and defend, let’s use design history to open up, to blur, to democratize.
A Mid-Year Reading List
Some of my favorite books from the first half of 2020.
Why I Photograph
A collection of unedited thoughts on my history with photography
In the Zone
Thinking about Tarkovsky, Teju Cole, and art in the time of quarantine
Shouting on the street
A few unedited thoughts on blogging. Featuring Jia Tolentino and John Berger.
Photos from a semester teaching in Philadelphia.