Markus Miessen is an architect, spatial consultant and writer. The initiator of the Participation tetralogy, his work revolves around questions of critical spatial practice, institution building, and spatial politics.
As a consultant, Miessen has advised the Slovenian and Kosovar governments as well as a series of international cultural and political institutions. His practice, Studio Miessen, is currently working on projects for and with Artsonje Seoul, Witte de With Rotterdam, Hamburger Kunstverein, CCA Tel Aviv, Kosovo National Gallery, EACC Castellon, IMA Brisbane, the artist Hito Steyerl, the design collective New Tendency, and a residential project in Los Angeles. The studio’s largest project to date is a strategic framework design for a former NATO military site in Germany.
In 2008, Miessen founded the Winter School Middle East (now Kuwait). He has previously taught at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam, the Architectural Association London, and has been a Harvard Fellow. Most recently, Miessen has held a Stiftungsprofessur for Critical Spatial Practice at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, has run a studio at HEAD, Geneva, and is currently an independent professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His fothcoming book, Crossbenching, will be out in Fall 2015. He is the co-editor of the book series Critical Spatial Practice at Sternberg Press. http://studiomiessen.com/
Image: Markus Miessen.