Chris Rogers | Writer on architecture and visual culture

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Chris Rogers writes, speaks and tours about architecture and other aspects of visual culture, informed by thirty years of research and conversations with practitioners.

His piece on Fitzroy Robinson's atrium buildings in the City of London features in the new peer-reviewed journal from the Twentieth Century Society and he opened its spring lecture series by discussing the origins of the speculative office in the Square Mile. A new run of his monthly series Beyond the Frame, analysing architecture in film, is hosted by Interiors Journal online.

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Portrait: Rob Wickings

Chris creates and leads architectural tours, often working closely with architects and occupiers, for private groups and organisations including, in 2019, walks in the Barbican arts complex's Brutalism season programme. In 2017 Chris gave a series of talks on architectural memory for the London Festival of Architecture, and delivered the final class of The London Society's Saturday Architecture School.

Chris was invited to join the Almeida theatre’s community of digital writers, who review each new production online - his write-ups can be found in the blog. Chris contributed to The Barbican - Architecture and Light by photographer Alan Ainsworth, published by Oblique, and artist and print-maker Richard Walker invited Chris to write for his biographical book Image and Myth, published by Paul Holberton.

Online and in print Chris has written for Interiors, Little White Lies, Art Quarterly (the magazine of British art-saving charity The Art Fund), The Architects' Journal and The Big Picture, and has guest-edited the London Architecture Diary. He was also a regular critic for Art of England magazine before its closure.

His own photographs and an expanding library of books, magazines, leaflets and cuttings aid Chris in making connections across his fields of interest, connections which can be found across this site. Chris has seen or visited all of the artworks and buildings featured on this site, ensuring opinion is informed by experience.

Chris lives in London and can be found on LinkedIn.

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