09.05.24 6 – 7pm

Owen Hatherley on Sewoon Sangga

In dialogue with the Lost Voyage the architectural theorist and historian Owen Hatherley will join us to expand on the context of Sewoon Sangga. Having visited in 2017 in the context of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Hatherley was taken by the dynamism of the development—offering an alternative vision of the reuse of an existing structure. This will act as a spur for Hatherley to draw relations to a local context looking at the fate of Glasgow’s own ill-fated megastructure, the Anderston Centre.

Owen Hatherley is freelance writer, most often for Architectural Review, the Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is the author of several books on aesthetics and politics, including Militant Modernism (Zer0, 2009), A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso, 2010), Landscapes of Communism (Penguin, 2015), Red Metropolis (Repeater 2020) and Modern Buildings in Britain—a Gazetteer (Penguin, 2022). His most recent books are Artificial Islands (Repeater, 2022)—an architectural tour of some British settler colonial cities, which won ‘best book’ and ‘best monograph’ at the 2023 Architectural Book Awards—and Transitional Objects (the modernist, 2023), an annotated photobook about Poland in the 2010s.