Mark Minkjan is an urban and architectural geographer and Editor-in-Chief at Failed Architecture. He is also part of Non-fiction, office for cultural innovation, and has written for numerous publications, including VICE and The Guardian. In 2016, Mark received a talent grant from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund to develop new forms of architecture criticism. Later that year he received the Geert Bekaert Award for architecture criticism. He teaches at Amsterdam's Academy of Architecture.