British anarchist, writer, editor, architect. Born 1924, Essex, England.
He was an editor of the anarchist newspaper Freedom and the anarchist journal Anarchy.
He also worked the Education Officer in the Town and Country Planning Association, and was later a professor at the London School of Economics.
I first came across Colin Ward through the publication Autonomy: the cover designs of Anarchy, 1961–1970 by Daniel Poyner (editor), published by Hyphen Press. I immediately became interested in him through the essays in the book and started out by reading .
Followed byand .
His small bookled me to other influential writers like:
Colin Ward came from a different anarchist tradition, one which saw social change emerging not from violence and revolution, but from expanding social cooperation and mutual aid in everyday life. … Here was the idea that social change was not about new laws, governments, or policies, but about creating a revolution of human relationships from the bottom up, and shifting the way individuals treated one another. (Emphasis mine)