Deyan Sudjic

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Deyan Sudjic
Deyan Sudjic 2013.jpg
Deyan Sudjic in 2013
Born (1952-09-06) 6 September 1952 (age 65)
London
Residence Regents Park Terrace, London[1]
Nationality British
Education Latymer Upper School, London
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Occupation Director, Writer, Broadcaster
Employer Design Museum
Known for Director, Design Museum, London (2006—)
Editor, Domus (2000—2004)
Director, Venice Architecture Biennale (2002)
Director, Glasgow's UK City of Architecture and Design programme (1999)
Co-founder, later Editor and Editorial Director, Blueprint architecture magazine (1983)
Spouse(s) Sarah Miller [2]
Children Olivia Sudjic, novellist [3]

Deyan Sudjic, OBE (born 6 September 1952)[4] is a British writer and broadcaster, specializing in the fields of design and architecture. He is the director of the Design Museum, London.[5]

Life and career[edit]

Sudjic was educated at Latymer Upper School,[6] at the time a Direct Grant Grammar School,[7] based in Hammersmith in West London. He attended the University of Edinburgh.[7] He grew up in Acton, London; his parents spoke Serbo-Croat at home. His father worked for the BBC World Service.[8]

In 1970, as a teen, he contributed to Schoolkids OZ, the subject of an obscenity trial the following year[9].

Sudjic was the design and architecture critic for The Observer, the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, visiting professor at the Royal College of Art, and co-chair of the Urban Age Advisory Board.[5][10]

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 2000-04, he was the editor of Domus. In 2000, he was made OBE.[11]

He was the director of Glasgow's 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 architect Dame Zaha Hadid.[citation needed] Sudjic became director of the Design Museum in 2006.

In 2012, Sudjic was awarded an honorary degree from the University for the Creative Arts.[10]

Sudjic has contributed to The Guardian[12], the London Review of Books[13], and other publications.

Selected publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Space: Sarah Miller". Christie's (Auction House). 9 February 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Liz Hoggard (17 March 2016). "My design London: Deyan Sudjic, director of the capital's Design Museum". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sarah Miller - CEO Sarah Miller and Partners, Founding Editor-in-Chief Condé Nast Traveller London". London Culture Destinations Awards. 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Weekend birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 6 September 2014. p. 50. 
  5. ^ a b LSE: "Advisory board"; retrieved 17 May 2013
  6. ^ "Distinguished Latymerians". Latymer Upper School. May 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "The Inventory: Deyan Sudjic". The Financial Times. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Sudjic, Deyan (2006-04-29). "The building blocks of a boy's life". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  9. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (2001-08-02). "I was an Oz schoolkid". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  10. ^ a b "UCA honorary degrees 2012". University for the Creative Arts. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Directorate". Design Museum. Fabrique & Q42. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  12. ^ "Deyan Sudjic". the Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  13. ^ "Deyan Sudjic · LRB". www.lrb.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 

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