Mark Minkjan is an urban and architectural geographer and Editor-in-Chief at Failed Architecture. 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. Mark is also part of Non-fiction, office for cultural innovation, and has written for numerous publications, including VICE and The Guardian.
Reinier de Graaf: “Architecture is in a State of Denial”

Reinier de Graaf: “Architecture is in a State of Denial”

Reinier de Graaf: “Architecture is in a State of Denial”

A Hilariously Embarrassing Housing Crisis

A Hilariously Embarrassing Housing Crisis

Photo Essay: The Grey City – Aberdeen’s Mundane Side

Photo Essay: The Grey City – Aberdeen’s Mundane Side

Berlin Marzahn: Social Housing With Marquis Hawkes

Berlin Marzahn: Social Housing With Marquis Hawkes

Photo Essay: The Fading Glory of Brazil’s Disappearing Love Motels

Photo Essay: The Fading Glory of Brazil’s Disappearing Love Motels

What’s An Architecture Biennale Good For Anyway?

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What’s An Architecture Biennale Good For Anyway?

Self-Builds: Between Unruly Real Estate Markets and Failed Housing Policies

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Self-Builds: Between Unruly Real Estate Markets and Failed Housing Policies

Instagramming Architecture

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Instagramming Architecture

Spaces of Otherness: Ruins Through a Feminist Lens

Spaces of Otherness: Ruins Through a Feminist Lens

Slum Porn: Urban Misery as Catchy Imagery

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Slum Porn: Urban Misery as Catchy Imagery

The Tyranny of the Filter Bubble and the Future of Public Space

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The Tyranny of the Filter Bubble and the Future of Public Space

Why the Pop-up Hype Isn’t Going to Save Our Cities

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Why the Pop-up Hype Isn’t Going to Save Our Cities

What the City of the Future Looks Like in the Next Economy

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What the City of the Future Looks Like in the Next Economy

What the City of the Future Looks Like If We Don’t Change Course

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What the City of the Future Looks Like If We Don’t Change Course

Going Embedded at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016: The Next Economy

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Going Embedded at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016: The Next Economy

What this MVRDV Rendering Says About Architecture and the Media

What this MVRDV Rendering Says About Architecture and the Media

Turncoats: ‘Architectural debates are rubbish’

Turncoats: ‘Architectural debates are rubbish’

Did Suburbia Fail?

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Did Suburbia Fail?

Photo Essay: The Most German City in Brazil

Photo Essay: The Most German City in Brazil

Nothing is Permanent: the Imaginative Power of Ruins

Nothing is Permanent: the Imaginative Power of Ruins