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Markus Miessen
Markus Miessen (born 1978) is an architect, consultant, and writer migrating between Berlin, London, and the Middle East. He runs the collaborative agency for spatial practice Studio Miessen (www.studiomiessen.com), is co-founder of the architectural practice nOffice (www.noffice.eu), and director of the Winter School Middle East, Kuwait (www.winterschoolmiddleeast.org). Miessen has taught at institutions such as the Architectural Association (London), Columbia, and MIT. He is currently a Professor for Architecture and Curatorial Practice at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany, a Harvard Fellow, and completing his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture (Goldsmiths, London).

See also Markus Miessen & Chantal Mouffe.
(external link: www.studiomiessen.com)

English edition
Sternberg Press
The limits of the participatory game in nowadays democracies.

English edition
Sternberg Press
out of print
The Nightmare of Participation calls for a format of conflictual participation—no longer a process by which others are invited “in,” but a means of acting without mandate, as uninvited irritant: a forced entry into fields of knowledge that arguably benefit from exterior thinking.