Niklas Maak (*1972) is a writer and a professor in Architecture at the Städel Fine Arts Institute in Frankfurt. Since 2001, he has been the editor for art and architecture at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ. He taught architecture at Harvard (2014-2020) and was a co-author and co-curator of Rem Koolhaas‘ research project “Countryside” and the eponymous exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Among his latest publications are the novel “Technophoria” and the essay “Server Manifest. The architecture of the data center and the future of democracy”. Maak received the George F. Kennan Prize, the BDA Prize, and the Henri Nannen Prize, among others.