Photograph by Vladimir Konovalov, 2015




James Taylor-Foster [1993] is a designer, writer, editor and curator working in architecture, urbanism and art history. He completed an undergraduate degree in architecture with First Class Honours in 2014 at Manchester School of Architecture, where he was awarded both the Dean’s Award and the John Archer Award for Excellence in Architectural History. James is author of the international bestseller Monet: Colour in Impressionism [2011] and is an Editor at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture website. James also writes for a number of international journals and research collectives, and co-edits LOBBY Magazine (The Bartlett, UCL).

James is an in-house practice researcher and publisher at Mecanoo in Delft, where he is presently producing a forthcoming retrospective book with Francine Houben [Artifice, 2015]. He is a guest lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture, and co-leads a collaborative research team based between London and Rotterdam which is exploring the significance of processional, ritual activity in relation to the contemporary city.

James has served as a design juror for a number of international ideas competitions. He regularly lectures across the United Kingdom and Europe on architectural history, contemporary techniques in practice, academia and authorship, and on French Impressionism and 16th century Italian art and architecture.





current positions
Editor, ArchDaily (2013 -)
Practice Research, Mecanoo (2014 -)

current affiliations
Guest Editor, LOBBY Magazine [UK]
Co-Founder, Mies. UK / Producer, Mies. TV [EU] *
Guest Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture [UK]


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Select articles:

01.10.2013
Unpublishables [print/digital] Collaborative Individualism

15.04.2014

18.06.2014

29.07.2014

11.08.2014

22.09.2014

03.10.2014

05.01.2015

28.01.2015

06.02.2015

20.03.2015
DisegnoDaily [digital] Lesson: Michael Graves

March Edition
Zeppelin Magazine [print] On Neutral Spaces [EN/RO]

01.04.2015

03.04.2015

16.04.2015

17.04.2015
Election Aesthetics [digital] A Tale, Told By An Idiot

18.05.2015
DisegnoDaily [digital] Keepers of a global heritage

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