The Alternative City

The Alternative City

A lecture by Mark Minkjan



Mark Minkjan – invited by Lawrence James Bailey who is currently showing his work in the gallery – will explore the illusion of perfection in architecture and cities, and how spaces providing alternatives to the status quo continue to crop up and allow us to dream of something different. He will also explain how this relates to Lawrence’s landscape work.

Doors open: 19:30
Start lecture: 20:00
Duration: 45 min
Language: English

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Mark Minkjan is an urban and architectural geographer. He is Editor-in-Chief at Failed Architecture and produces the Failed Architecture Podcast. He has written for publications including VICE, The Guardian and The Architectural Review. In 2016, Mark received a talent grant from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund to develop new forms of architecture criticism. He received the Geert Bekaert Award for architecture criticism in 2017 and curated the 2019 exhibition “The Right to Build: Self-build Between Dreams and Reality”. Mark currently teaches at Amsterdam’s Academy of Architecture and Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

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