Monnik (Christiaan Fruneux i Edwin Gardner) (Netherlands)
is an artistic and academic research office dedicated to an inclusive future. Monnik was founded in 2012 and is currently run by Christiaan Fruneaux and Edwin Gardner. During their residency they will be working with Rani al Rajji on the alternative guide to Warsaw.
- Christiaan Fruneaux
- is trained as an historian and social scientist. He acts as a curator, creative director, organizer, writer, researcher in commissioned and self-initiated, interdisciplinary projects. Christiaan graduated on Modern Asian History at the University of Amsterdam where he focused on social change in relation to modernity. In 2006, he founded Partizan Publik, a bureau for applied social science. He lived and worked in Jakarta, Damascus, Beirut and Amsterdam.
- Edwin Gardner
- is a writer, architect, web-designer/editor and researcher and co-founder of Monnik. Edwin graduated with a BSc & MSc in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, Delft Technical University. From 2005 till 2010, he worked for ‘Archis/Volume’ as web-editor, developed web environments as well as doing editorial work, research and producing content for web, print and exhibitions. In 2009/2010 he worked as a researcher for Partizan Publik, and during 2011/2012 he was a research-fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie, a post-academic institute for research and production in fine art, theory and design. He lived and worked in Istanbul and Amsterdam.
- Guidebooks published so far:
- Beyroutes: A Guide to Beirut http://archis.org/publications/beyroutes-a-guide-to-beirut/
- Mokum: A Guide to Amsterdam http://archis.org/publications/mokum-a-guide-to-amsterdam/