Markus Miessen's lecture on Wednesday, October 26 was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Markus Miessen is an architect and writer. He is principal of Studio Miessen, Berlin and Professor at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany. He has published numerous titles, in various collaborations, including "Waking Up From the Nightmare of Participation" (Expodium, 2011), "The Nightmare of Participation" (Sternberg Press, 2010), "Institution Building: Artists, Curators, Architects in the Struggle for Institutional Space" (Sternberg Press, 2009), "East Coast Europe" (Sternberg Press, 2008), "The Violence of Participation" (Sternberg Press, 2007), "With/Without: Spatial Products, Practices, and Politics in the Middle East" (Bidoun, 2007), "Did Someone Say Participate?" (MIT Press, 2006), and "Spaces of Uncertainty" (Müller+Busmann, 2002).
Miessen's work has been published and exhibited widely, including at the Lyon, Venice, Performa (NY), Manifesta (Murcia), Gwangju, and Shenzhen Biennials. In 2008, he founded the Winter School Middle East in Dubai and Kuwait. As visiting professor, he has taught at the Architectural Association, London, the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, and at Haute École d'Art et de Design, Geneva. In fall 2011, Miessen will launch a new professorship for Critical Spatial Practice at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.www.studiomiessen.com