Deyan Sudjic

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Deyan Sudjic (2013)

Deyan Sudjic, born in 1952, is a writer, broadcaster and director of the Design Museum, London, England.[1] He grew up in Acton, west London; his parents spoke Serbo-Croat at home. His father worked for the BBC World Service.

Before moving in 2006 to his post at the Design Museum, he contributed to Schoolkids OZ, was the design and architecture critic for The Observer, the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University and co-chair of the Urban Age Advisory Board.[1]

In 1983, he co-founded with Peter Murray and Simon Esterson, Blueprint, a monthly architecture magazine and went on to be the magazine's editor and then its editorial director. From 2000 to 2004, he was the editor of Domus.

Alongside these roles, he was the director of The Glasgow UK City of Architecture and Design program in 1999 and the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002. He was also a juror for the design of London Aquatics Centre, which was designed and built for the 2012 Olympics by the architect Zaha Hadid.

He is a leading figure in the field of architectural theory, and well respected for his documentary "How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?".

In 2012, Deyan was awarded an honorary degree from the University for the Creative Arts.[2]

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