Kieran Long

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Kieran Long, 2017

Kieran Long is a British journalist and curator specializing in architecture and design. Long has been a presenter in a number of television shows.


Long graduated from Cardiff University in 1998 with a degree in English literature.

Long has undertaken a number of journalism roles, including deputy editor of Icon magazine 2003–2006 and editor in chief of the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review 2007–2009.[1] Long was also the architecture critic for the London Evening Standard newspaper 2010–2014.[2] His television work includes presenting 'Restoration Home' and 'The House That £100k Built' for the BBC.[3]

Long was assistant director to David Chipperfield at the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture. He established the department of design, architecture and digital at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) 2013–2014 and was the keeper of the department from 2014 to April 2017.[4]

As of 18 April 2017, Long is the Director of ArkDes, The Swedish Center for Architecture and Design, in Stockholm.[5][6]

He is married to Swedish designer Sofia Lagerkvist.


  • New London Interiors, 2004[7]
  • Hatch: The New Architectural Generation, 2008[8]


  1. ^ Montgomery, Agnus (8 November 2012). "Kieran Long appointed design and architecture curator at the V&A". Design Week. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ A home to DIY for – London Life – Life & Style – London Evening Standard
  3. ^ BBC Two – Restoration Home – Kieran Long
  4. ^ "Kieran Long appointed senior curator of architecture, design and digital at V&A". Dezeen. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Press release från the Ministry of Culture in Sweden". Government of Sweden. 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ Bresciani, Claudio (10 February 2017). "Kieran Long blir ny chef för Arkdes". Dagens Nyheter.
  7. ^ Long, Kieran (2004). New London interiors. London [u.a.]: Merrell. ISBN 978-1-85894-237-7.
  8. ^ Long, Kieran (2008). Hatch : the new architectural generation. London: Laurence King. ISBN 978-1-85669-562-6.