Tom Dyckhoff is a writer, broadcaster, historian and enthusiast about architecture, cities, design and places. His first book – The Age of Spectacle: adventures in architecture and the 21st century city - a history of contemporary architecture and cities, will be published on April 20, 2017 by Random House.

Other current projects include presenting BBC2’s primetime The Great Interior Design Challenge, now on its fourth series; and writing and presenting The Design Dimension, a regular series on design for BBC Radio 4.

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In my own words...
“I’m the kind of person you see on a street, acting oddly: examining bollards, squinting at doors, that kind of thing. Thing is, I love cities and buildings. No, I really love them. And towns and villages and hamlets and roads and landscapes and walls and objects, and the history and design of pretty much anything that surrounds us. I can spend all day staring at maps. Yes, all day. Think of me as a sort of professional sightseer. Then I go back and write about what I see.”


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You can currently see Tom presenting the Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC2.