I am intrigued by cities and how urban space is used, organized and perceived.
For Failed Architecture, I am Editor in Chief of the online magazine failedarchitecture.com, I do research, I talk, I initiate things - all about the shadow side of architecture and urban development.
We organize lectures and debates, and research workshops in cities across the world, looking at the underlying dynamics that shape our cities and exploring different perceptions of failure.
For CITIES, I edited Farming the City - Food as a Tool for Today’s Urbanisation, a book that was recently published. Other CITIES projects I work on are CITOPIA and WeOwnTheCity (the book). For the latter, I interviewed Winy Maas (MVRDV), Caroline Bos (UNStudio), David Gianotten (OMA) and Bart Reuser (NEXT architects) about including community practice in architecture and urban planning.
I am part of Non-fiction, ‘office for cultural innovation’, doing projects on the intersection of urbanism, arts, culture and media.
I am always interested to get involved in challenging projects. This could go from writing short articles and organizing challenging events to long-term research or consultancy. I’m happy to exchange thoughts and ideas. You can send me a digital letter via mail [at] markminkjan [dot] nl or get in touch through social media.