Markus Schaefer is a founding partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects. He has a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Master in Neurobiology from the University of Zurich. He worked for OMA / Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam for five years and was a director and co-founder of AMO. He was a studio critic at the Berlage Institute, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and a main tutor at the Moscow Graduate School of Urbanism at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in collaboration with the Strelka Institute, teaching Advanced Urban Design. In addition, he taught an advanced urban design studio at Harvard GSD in 2018. He is a co-founder of the start-up cividi – civic data intelligence.