Chris Barton

Chris Barton teaches part-time at the Auckland School of Architecture. He was founding editor of New Zealand PC World and a feature writer at the New Zealand Herald. His many awards include the Wolfson Press Fellowship (2005) and Canon Media Awards Reviewer of the Year (2014). Chris was born in Tenterden, England in 1955.

Jul 10, 2018

'Where have you been?': An essay on heritage, the holocaust, and architecture

Chris Barton writes about his own profound experience - and life-changing revelations - when he accompanied his partner Diana Wichtel to the Nazi death camps.

Read on.

Nov 7, 2016

The Monday extract: Being made redundant by the Herald, and other tales of modern journalism

A personal essay by veteran journalist Chris Barton on what it's like to be made redundant by the Herald - and his fears for any kind of intelligent, long-form writing in mainstream media.

Read on.

The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.