|kingwell must either be too young or his cross dicipline has failed him in really getting conceptual art. I found his take on coceptual architecture usefull but that may just be my cross dicipline failing me.
Mark Kingwell, a brief biography of the noted political and cultural theorist
Mark Kingwell was born in Toronto in 1963 and educated at the University of Toronto, Edinburgh University and Yale University, where he graduated with a PhD in 1991. He is the author of three books: Better Living: In Pursuit of Happiness from Plato to Prozac (Viking, 1998), a Globe and Mail Top Ten Book and winner of the 1998 Drummer-General's Award for Non-Fiction; Dreams of Millennium: Report from a Culture on the Brink (Viking, 1996), a finalist for the 1997 Gordon Montador Award in social commentary and a Maclean's top ten non-fiction pick for 1996; and A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and the Politics of Pluralism (Penn State, 1995), winner of the 1996 Spitz Prize in Political Theory.
He has taught at Yale, York University and the University of Toronto at Scarborough, where he is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy. A contributing editor forSaturday Night, Shift and Descant magazines, Kingwell writes essays, columns, reviews and scholarly articles that have appeared in more than 40 publications, includingHarper's, Adbusters and Utne Reader. He also speaks frequently on cultural and political issues for television and radio.