× this is edwin gardner, co-founder of research collective Monnik and website-builder Manigraph (info / cv / contact)


Edwin Gardner is a writer, architect, web-designer/editor and researcher and co-founder of Monnik, a laboratory for investigation, imagination and storytelling.

Edwin graduated with a BSc & MSc in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, Delft Technical University in 2009 and studied Architecture at the Istanbul Technical University in 2007. His MSc thesis dealt with diagrammatic reasoning and how the creative processes of design can be explained as a form of logic. 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. He still is a regular contributor and editorial consultant to Volume. 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.