Niklas Maak

Journalist

Born in 1972 in Hamburg, Niklas Maak studied Art History, Philosophy and Architecture in Hamburg and Paris and graduated with a Ph.D in philosophy on Paul Valéry and Le Corbusier, in 1998. Since 2001, he has been the editor for art and architecture at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He thought architecture in Frankfurt, Nairobi and at Harvard (2014-2020), and was a co-author, and co-curator to Rem Koolhaas‘ research project „Countryside“, and the eponymous exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the George F. Kennan Prize, the Henri-Nannen-Prize and the Bund Deutscher Architekten Prize. Among his latest publications are „Living complex. From Zombie City to the New Communal“, „Eurotopians. Fragments of a different future“; „Post-Familial Communes in Germany“, „Worlds without Work: From Homo Ludens to UBI Urbanism“, and the novel „Technophoria“ which is currently being adapted as a TV series. Maak lives in Berlin and Frankfurt.

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