For decades, the built landscape of Britain has been shaped by European funding. So how will future historians view the ruins of the EU era, asks Tim Abrahams?

Published in Features

We spoke to the Design Museum curator ahead of an exhibition, opening today, that looks at the lifestyles, motives and attitudes of cyclists in Britain

Published in News
Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:00

Miliband, Cameron and kitchen politics

The lead up to today's British general election has revealed that no other room expresses more fully a family's taste and values – which is why politicians want to be seen mug in hand and why commentators search for meaning in Ed Miliband's lino, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Comment
Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:54

Staging Disorder

An exhibition of photography depicts the eerie, artificial towns used to train the police and military for conflict

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:12

History Is Now

Hayward Gallery, London
10 February – 26 April 2015

Published in Diary

Smith's images lovingly capture a Britain that was soon to disappear, if not the forces that would destroy it, says Owen Hatherley

Published in Review
Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

A New Kind of Bleak

Sukhdev Sandhu finds that Owen Hatherley’s Angry Young Man approach to the banality of modern Britain is as bracing as ever.

Published in Review
Friday, 26 October 2012 15:20

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

The Barbican's exhibition devoted to Britain's national fantasy figure and his secret service toys invited us to think of James Bond as a kind of design object. As the new Bond film opens, here's Will Wiles on "the drone strike in a dinner jacket".

Published in Review
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:58

Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern

The Design Museum's show devoted to Kenneth Grange says as much about postwar Britain as it does about the legendary designer

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:43

The High-Visibility Vest

High-visibility clothing is the closest thing 21st-century Britain has to a national costume

Published in Icon of the Month