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Markus Miessen


Markus Miessen (Bonn, 1978) is a registered architect, spatial designer, consultant and writer. He studied at Glasgow School of Art (BArch), graduated from the Architectural Association in London with Honours (AADiplHons) and received a Master in Research degree from the London Consortium (MRes). He received his PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, London, in 2015.

Currently, Miessen is a Distinguished Professor in Practice at the University of Southern California, USC (Los Angeles). Since 2011, Miessen has been a guest professor at the post-graduate visual arts program work.master at HEAD (Geneva). From 2011-13, he held a Stiftungsprofessur for Architecture and Critical Spatial Practice at the Städelschule (Frankfurt), was visiting professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Karlsruhe, 2009-11), visiting professor at the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam, 2009-10), and a Unit Master at the Architectural Association (London, 2004-08). He has been a Harvard GSD Fellow in 2010. 

At Studio Miessen, he oversees all projects as principle architect and director.

As a writer, Miessen contributes, edits and advises globally, and has delivered articles in newspapers, magazines and books, ranging from academic to scientific to popular culture. He frequently writes for periodicals such as Artforum, Bidoun, Volume, Urban Flux (China), Frieze, 032c, SPEX, Yale Constructs, Domus, Log, Metropolis M, Die Zeit, or Arch+.

Miessen’s work revolves around questions of critical spatial practice, institution building, and spatial politics. 
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