Niklas Maak studied Art History, Philosophy and Architecture in Hamburg and Paris and graduated with a PhD in philosophy on Paul Valéry and Le Corbusier in 1998. Since 2001, he has been the arts and architecture editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He taught architecture in Frankfurt, Nairobi and at Harvard 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 (2020). 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 (2015); Eurotopians. Fragments of a different future (2018); Post-Familial Communes in Germany (2015); Worlds without Work: From Homo Ludens to UBI Urbanism (2018) and the novel Technophoria (2020) which is currently being adapted as a TV series. Maak lives in Berlin and Frankfurt.